Bell Helicopter (Booth No. 237) and helicopter mods specialist LifePort (Booth No. 2737) teamed to develop a customized, advanced armament solution for a Huey II now in service with the Rio de Janeiro Policia Militar. The customized armor adds security for pilots, passengers and crew.
“The Rio military police perform some of the most dangerous and difficult parapublic missions,” said Larry Roberts, Bell Helicopter senior v-p. “Our number one priority was to provide the Rio police with a solution that offered them the highest level of safety and performance capability.”
Four pilots from the Rio military police took a two-week training course at the Bell Helicopter Training Academy in Alliance, Texas, to become familiar with the armored helicopter.