12-Feb-2015 Source: Textron
Bell Helicopter,Textron Aviation Inc.,and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today their joint presence during Aero India 2015, February 18-22, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
“Our strong showing at Aero India is evidence of Textron’s commitment to forge strategic relationships for coproduction and development in India,” said Inderjit Sial, president and managing director of Textron India Private Ltd. “Textron’s multi-industry approach and investment in research and technological advancements deem us a partner of choice. We are trusted by our customers, and we are here to help fulfill India’s defense and aerospace requirements.”
Subject matter experts will be available to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities available at the Textron stand in Hall E (E3.7).
Bell Helicopter will emphasize its latest military and commercial rotorcraft offerings.
The state-of-the-art Bell 407GT tactical light commercial helicopter is an ideal aircraft for armed reconnaissance surveillance, bringing together the Garmin G1000H™ flight deck with precision weapons capability. The aircraft offers a highly flexible and configurable modern weapons system to meet various mission and operational needs with the capacity to carry personnel inside a closed cabin.
The unarmed version of the aircraft, the Bell 407GT, will be on static display during show hours.
Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems recently announced an agreement establishing Dynamatic TechnologiesLimited of Bangalore as a single source supplier of major airframe assemblies for the Bell 407GX and 407GT over the next seven years. Both companies remain engaged in identifying additional business opportunities to further build on Dynamatic’s Premier supplier capabilities as Bell Helicopter looks to invest and expand operations and product offerings in India.
Textron Systems will have a selection of proven military and security solutions, including precision weapons, protection systems and unmanned aircraft systems.
In the area of weapon systems Textron Systems will exhibit its Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW™), a highly effective air-delivered area weapon – in the inventory of the Indian Air Force – designed to defeat an array of moving and fixed targets on land, at sea and in littoral environments, along with its advanced new G-CLAW™and Fury™precision guided weapon systems. Also on display will be several protection systems: the Spider™ man-in-the-loop system consisting of sensors, communications and munitions; the Scorpion™ networked munitions system; and the flexible, easy to use MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor system. In the area of unmanned systems Textron Systems will present the Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System, utilized by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps ahttp://www.textronsystems.com/products/weapon-sensor/scorpionnd the militaries of Australia, Italy and Sweden, and the expeditionary Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System, which offers proven multi-mission performance in both military and commercial land-and-sea based applications.
Textron Aviation will highlight its special missions and commercial capabilities at Aero India’s event in Bengaluru this week. The company will display a special missions-configured Beechcraft King Air 350ER.
The King Air 350ER twin turboprop is an extended-range (ER) airplane, which includes additional fuel capacity and increased capability landing gear allowing for a 2,500 nautical mile range and take-off weight of 16,500 lbs. The demonstrator aircraft that is on display at Aero India has a unique interior configuration that highlights the versatility and utility of the King Air family of aircraft with a forward club seating arrangement with four VIP chairs and two writing/work tables, and in the aft cabin is a fully functioning medical station complete with medical oxygen, vacuum and pressure, a medical cabinet and a side-facing, three-place couch for doctor/medical attendants.