Bangladesh Army Aviation Bell 407 640Bangladesh Army Bell 407

The first of two Bangladesh Army Aviation Group (AAG) Bell 407GXi, serial S3-BRA, was recently spotted over Tejgaon. The second one is reported to be registered S3-BRN.

The new helicopters will be replacing the Bell 206L-4 in army service. Recently, two Bell 407s were exported to Bangladesh, C-GUHF (construction number 54892) and C-GUHU (c/n 54895). Unfortunately the tie-up is not known yet.

In January 2020, Scramble Magazine reported on the requirement for a new helicopter and the Bell 429 and 412 were said to be on the shortlist, but in the end the army went for the 407 model.

Photo by PC-12 DME ARC Aviation photography via Defense Technology of Bangladesh

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