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Sacramento Police receives Bell 505

6th December 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bell Helicopter has delivered the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department, the company announced on 3 December.

The aircraft has been outfitted with law enforcement provisions including high skid gear and forward/aft hard points for mounting equipment. The aircraft also features additional equipment including a 15in monitor with moving map system, loudhailer, MX-10 EO/IR sensor and Trakka Beam searchlight.

The Bell 505 has a speed of 125kt (232 km/h) and useful load of 1,500lb (680kg). Its ergonomic seat design allows the pilot and tactical flight officer to fly for hours comfortably, and the large windows offers for better visibility.

Jay Ortiz, senior vice president, the Americas, Bell, said: ‘The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility, and the aircraft’s advanced avionics and cost of operations make it the choice aircraft for law enforcement operations. Bell is proud to support the Sacramento Police Department and provide reliable aircraft for the important mission of global law enforcement agencies.’

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