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Indonesian army receives final Bell 412EPI

25th February 2022 - 00:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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All nine Bell 412EPI helicopters modified by PTDI have now been delivered to the Indonesian Army. (PTDI)

Over a period of 14 months, the Indonesian Army has received all Bell 412EPI helicopters it had on order.

The Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) received the last of nine Bell 412EPI multirole helicopters on 14 February. This order had been announced in January 2019, and it was worth a reported $183 million.

Bell manufactured the helicopters in the US, but Indonesian state-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) performed final assembly and customisation to Indonesian requirements in its factory in Bandung.

This included fitting the aircraft with door-mounted Dillon Aero M134D 7.62mm miniguns, nose-mounted EO/IR sensor and weapon pylons for unguided rockets.

The 11th Squadron (Assault) of the Army Aviation Centre at Army Air Base Ahmad Yani in Semarang, Central Java is

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