Bell to provide Bell 407GXs to Mexican Air Force for drug enforcement

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Bell to provide Bell 407GXs to Mexican Air Force for drug enforcement
 
The Mexican Air Force (FAM) plans to buy fourteen helicopters Bell 407GX investment amounting to 1,630 million pesos, about $ 124 million. The Bell 407GX will be operated in pairs in Mexico: one equipped to fumigate drug plantations and the other as gunship to escort and protect the equipment.
     
The Mexican Air Force (FAM) plans to buy fourteen helicopters Bell 407GX investment amounting to 1,630 million pesos, about $ 124 million. The Bell 407GX will be operated in pairs in Mexico: one equipped to fumigate drug plantations and the other as gunship to escort and protect the equipment.
Bell Helicopter's 407GX model
     

The Bell 407GX will replace a similarly configured model, the Bell 206 in versions B and L, operated by the 111th Air Squadron of the FAM, located at the Air Base No. 5, in Zapopan, Jalisco.

The Bell 407GX is part of a huge investment in terms of air equipment the Mexican Treasury estimated at 7,288 million pesos, about $ 554 million. According to the official site of Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron, 407GX performance model is superior to Bell 407. Its dashboard Garmin 1000H provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and safety. "It's just another example of how the 407GX offers improved performance for each mission", the manufacturer guarantees.

 

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