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.”