Friday, July 19, 2024

LifePort approved to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System

LifePort provides standard Bell 412 armor configurations for the cockpit floor, crew seats, cabin floor, and crew side wall areas.  Ballistic Protection Systems (BPS) can be customized to meet ballistic threat levels, areas of vulnerability, and mission profiles. 

“We are pleased to once again work with Bell Helicopter to successfully design and certify a ballistic protection system (BPS) for one of their platforms.  LifePort’s lightweight BPS for the Bell 412EP provides operators with a high level of protection while not compromising the aircraft’s operational capabilities,” said LifePort General Manager Noah Zuckerman.  “This FAA STC is yet another example of successful collaboration between LifePort and Bell Helicopter.  It continues our collective track record of innovation and capability enhancement for those flying into harm’s way.”

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LifePort specializes in the design, integration, and certification of lightweight armor solutions for both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.  LifePort armor systems maximize mission safety while limiting the impact to aircraft weight and capability.  From local and federal law enforcement, to the armed forces including special operations missions, LifePort armor systems provide protection for both military and public service personnel worldwide.

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LifePort offers one of the lightest, most proven multi-hit armor solutions available.

“Our lightweight armor systems are combat proven to be one of the lightest, most ballistically capable systems on the market and all are protected by durable LifeGard coating, increasing the life and durability of the protected armor system”, said company officials.

The Ballistic Protection System (BPS) was developed by LifePort. LifePort’s BPS is manufactured from High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) fiber and ballistic steel offering the lightest weight technology in composite armor solutions and maximizing crew comfort and ballistic coverage.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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