Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems presents Bell 407 ASIO

Bell Helicopter will integrate the BIRD Aerosystems Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) into the Bell 407GXP. The system will give a complete end-to-end airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance solution (ISR) for the helicopter.

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Shaul Mazor, VP of marketing and business development, BIRD Aerosystems said: “Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems have worked closely together to bring this solution to the market. The Bell 407 ASIO, which is now available to our customers, combines the state of the art Bell 407GXP and an advanced mission package that includes a wide range of mission specific sensors and communications systems all integrated together using BIRD’s advanced mission management system.”

ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information.

Jakub Hoda, regional sales director, Bell Helicopter added: “We recognise that our customers need to protect themselves against national security threats. We believe that the Bell 407 ASIO offers the most advanced solution to support our customers with their evolving operational challenges and brings them the improved multi mission capability of the Bell 407GXP which makes it the first optimal platform for integrating the scalable ASIO package.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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