Bell believes Japan’s MoD will stick to UH-X decision

Bell chief executive John Garrison believes the Fuji-Bell team’s winning bid for Japan’s UH-X program will prevail despite calls by Airbus to reevaluate the decision.

Bell/Fuji Heavy Industries UH-X
Source: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

Moreover, Tokyo has signed a contract for 150 helicopters to replace the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s fleet of Bell UH-1s.

Bell and Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) had offered a design based on the Bell 412EPI, the aircraft will be manufactured in Japan and is available for export.


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