Mitch Snyder, President and CEO
3255 Bell Flight Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76118 USA
Phone: +1 817 280-2011
Fax: +1 817 280-2321
Bell Aircraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. They primarily manufacture military planes and helicopters, but also make missiles, space craft, and hovercrafts. They are most famous for developing the first supersonic aircraft, the Bell X-1.
The V-22 Osprey Transport helicopter is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. They are priced at $70 million. Data from SIPRI indicates Indonesia ordered eight V-22’s in 2020.
Bell 412 Helicopter
The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter used for law enforcement, military and civilian purposes around the world. Nine were ordered by Indonesia in 2018. One was delivered in January 2021 and two more in July 2021. The helicopters are being built in the USA before being handed to Indonesian state-owned company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for customisations “including a Gatling-type gun from US-based company Dillon Aero”.