BELL 429M

Weapons and mission equipment packages on the U.S. Munitions List are subject to the Arms Export Control Act and require approval for export from the U.S. Department of State. The 505M base configuration is available for acquisition through the IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army. Some options and configurations pictured may only be available to non-U.S. customers through the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. All FMS cases for these aircraft are managed by the U.S. Army Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) In Huntsville, Alabama.

One aircraft. Endless possibilities.

From desert heat to marine environments, the Bell 429M excels in the most austere conditions. This aircraft is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that comes equipped with the latest weapons and mission management systems. This aircraft can be customized to fulfill your mission needs.

Missions

Light Attack
The 429M has up to four weapon stations and two additional tip stations to mount GRIFFIN missiles, exceeding the industry standard as a viable Close Air Support (CAS) / Close Combat Attack (CCA) platform.
Special Missions
Leveraging speed and power, the 429M is an ideal platform to conduct and support non-standard para-military and special missions. These missions include bambi-bucket, helocast, paradrop, rappel, SPIES/FRIES, aerial sniper and reaction force operations.
Command and Control
The Bell 429M tactical communications suite includes a multi-band VHF, UHF and SATCOM radio capability. This communications suite allows the operator to send, receive, disseminate and coordinate communications laterally and horizontally across the operational environment.
Armed Reconnaissance
The Bell 429M is equipped with moving maps, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible lighting and radar altimeters. It serves as an ideal platform to perform terrain flight and masking maneuvers in support of reconnaissance, screen, guard, security and hasty attack operations.
Search and Rescue
With an external hoist, configurable patient ambulatory and litter and coupled with the optional all-weather EO/IR sensor, the Bell 429M excels at the search and rescue mission regardless of the operating environment, including austere desert, high altitude mountains, jungles or arctic tundra.
The 429M has up to four weapon stations and two additional tip stations to mount GRIFFIN missiles, exceeding the industry standard as a viable Close Air Support (CAS) / Close Combat Attack (CCA) platform.
Leveraging speed and power, the 429M is an ideal platform to conduct and support non-standard para-military and special missions. These missions include bambi-bucket, helocast, paradrop, rappel, SPIES/FRIES, aerial sniper and reaction force operations.
The Bell 429M tactical communications suite includes a multi-band VHF, UHF and SATCOM radio capability. This communications suite allows the operator to send, receive, disseminate and coordinate communications laterally and horizontally across the operational environment.
The Bell 429M is equipped with moving maps, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible lighting and radar altimeters. It serves as an ideal platform to perform terrain flight and masking maneuvers in support of reconnaissance, screen, guard, security and hasty attack operations.
With an external hoist, configurable patient ambulatory and litter and coupled with the optional all-weather EO/IR sensor, the Bell 429M excels at the search and rescue mission regardless of the operating environment, including austere desert, high altitude mountains, jungles or arctic tundra.

Features

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TekFusion Global PATHFINDER™ Mission Management System

A customizable tool created from tactical and special operations experience, the MMS enables easy user navigation and seamless command and control of mission execution. The intuitive interface and advanced system enhance operational efficiency while reducing pilot workload. Target locations and ranges can be passed from PATHFINDER™ to an optional digital Weapons Management System Launch Acceptable Regions (LAR) or Weapons Engagement Zones (WEZ) can be displayed on the PATHFINDER™ moving map.
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Advanced EO/IR Sensor

Complete with both visible and infrared sensors, the EO/IR enables long-range, accurate identification of targets to pinpoint threats at a distance and in degraded weather conditions, day or night. The EO/IR can be integrated into and displayed directly onto the cockpit Multi-Function Displays (MFD) when equipped with the Bell Basix Pro avionics system.
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Fulcrum Configurable Lightweight Armament Wing

The Fulcrum CLAW is a low maintenance design that can be removed in minutes with no impact to troop or cargo compartments. This highly reconfigurable system maximizes your flexibility by allowing you to adapt to nearly any mission profile. Apply four stations or remove the outboard sections and run two. The CLAW has a classic airframe design that is easily repairable, and hundreds of pounds lighter than other systems. It supports a variety of munitions, including the M230, GAU-19, HELLFIRE, M261, M134, and DAP-6.
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TekFusion Global Weapons Management System

A scalable weapons management system that ranges from entry level gun and rocket systems to a fully integrated digital cockpit. Optimized for the Bell 429M, the TFG WMS reduces pilot workload for weapons targeting and deployment. The system includes built-in safety mechanisms to ensure the weapons system is not accidentally or prematurely deployed and ensures seamless coordination between the WMS and the PATHFINDER™ Mission Management System.
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Survivability Features

Specially modified for tactical operations, the Bell 429M features armored pilot seats, ballistic-tolerant main rotor blades, a self-sealing fuel system and an infrared suppression system. The 429M utilizes durable, modern components to operate in any tactical environment. Easily equipped with sensor detection of small firearms to air missile defense with the use of defensive countermeasures, the armed 429M is designed to ensure safety in any mission.
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Additional Armament

The Bell 429M can accommodate a wide range of armament. Its capability ranges from crew served and fixed forward 7.62 mm and/or .50 caliber machine guns and machine gun pods, precision-guided 2.75 inch rockets, torpedoes and missiles.

Specifications

1+7

Capacity

155

Speed

411

Range
Performance
  • Max Cruise
    150 kts | 278 km/h
  • Range at VLRC
    411 nm | 761 km
  • Max Endurance
    4.5 hrs
* Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserve, at 4000 ft / 1219 m
Capacities
  • Aux Fuel (Optional)
    39 US gal / 148 liters
  • Aft Baggage Compartment Volume
    74 ft³ / 2.1 m³
  • Cabin Floor Area**
    204 ft³ / 25.78 m³
  • Cargo Hook Capacity
    3,000 lbs / 1,361 kg
  • Empty Weight - (Base Aircraft)
    4,465 lbs / 2,025 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (External Load)
    8,000 lbs / 3,629 kg
  • Max Gross Weight (internal)
    7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg
  • Maximum Seating
    1 + 7
  • Standard Fuel
    217 US gal / 821 litres
  • Standard Seating
    1 + 7
  • Useful Load (Internal, Base Configuration)
    2,535 lbs / 1,150 kg
** Total contiguous area, including baggage compartment. Does not include copilot volume of 28 ft³/0.8 m³
Avionics
Garmin GTN-650/750 The Garmin GTN-750/650 system provides intuitive touchscreen controls, and the large, six-inch GTN-750 display provides unprecedented access to Navigation/Communication/GPS-WAAS functions, including:
  • Graphical flight planning capability with touchscreen waypoint entry or sequence modification;
  • High-resolution terrain mapping, including optional Internal TAWS-B terrain alerting;
  • Garmin GTX-33H ES transponder with extended squitter provides ADS-B out traffic display capability;
  • Two VHF communication transceivers with 10 watt standard or 16 watt optional transmitting power, and 8.33 or 25 KHz channel spacing;
  • Geo-referenced charting;
  • GPS TSO’d to C146C, authorized to C146, authorized for Class 1, 2 and 3 Localizer Precision with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches;
  • Multiple weather options where the supporting weather reporting/advisory infrastructure is available.
Powerplant
  • Max Continuous
    2 × 586 shp / 2 × 437 kW
  • Takeoff
    2 × 598 shp / 2 × 446 kW

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