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Aero India 2017: Bell pitches 429 to Indian Navy

14th February 2017 - 13:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangalore

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Bell has brought a navalised version of its 429 helicopter to Aero India in Bangalore to demonstrate its qualities to the Indian Navy (IN).

The IN has released a series of RfIs to gather information about replacement options for its current and elderly fleet of Sea Kings and Chetaks. A formal RfP has not yet appeared, but Bell anticipates one could appear 'in the not-too-distant future'.

Chad Sparks, Bell Helicopter's director of strategic campaigns and business development, informed Shephard of the benefits the 429 would bring the IN for search-and-rescue, anti-surface warfare and utility missions from both shipborne and

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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