Bell Textron has signed a purchase agreement for two Subaru Bell 412EPX helicopters to the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior. It’s a significant milestone in the region, as the first European purchase agreement for Subaru Bell 412EPXs. The expected delivery date is October 2023. This follows on from a successful addition of the 412EPi to the Virginia State Police earlier this month.
“The Subaru Bell 412EPX adds increased payload capabilities to the world-renowned Bell 412 platform, and this agreement continues to expand its reputation,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Bell managing director, Europe. “We are thrilled to bring the most modern version of the Bell 412 platform to a European customer and showcase its capabilities.”
The Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior deals with criminal, border and special police activities, alongside civil protection, firefighting, fire protection, production and trade in explosive substances and weapons, private protection, detective affairs and mine action.
“The Ministry of Interior is honored to be the first European customer to sign a purchase agreement for the Subaru Bell 412EPX,” said Ph.D. Davor Božinović, Minister of the Interior, Croatia. “We look forward to utilizing its unique capabilities and durability to protect and defend the citizens of Croatia.”