JAKARTA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's state-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has secured another contract to produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopters for the military worth 170 million U.S. dollars, a senior PTDI official said on Friday.
PTDI President Director Budi Santoso said that delivery on the 16 helicopters was scheduled next year as production would take at least one year.
A contract was signed in March last year to produce six Bell 412 helicopters which were handed over to the armed forces on Friday.
"The procurement contract on those six helicopters was worth 65 million U.S. dollars," he said, quoted by the detik online.
Bell 412 EP is the advanced version of Bell 412 series, designed as multipurpose helicopter. It is fitted by Pratt and Whitney PT6T-3D twin engines, using four blades in its main rotor and two blades in its tail rotor and is capable to board up to 13 people.