Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department.
“The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of handling,” said Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business. “Bell is proud to deliver an aircraft to support the men and women of the Stockton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the world.”
The law enforcement configuration includes several law enforcement provisions, including high skid gear and forward/aft hard points for mounting equipment as well as a 15” monitor with moving map system, loudhailer, MX-10 EO/IR Sensor and Trakka Beam Searchlight.
“The aircraft and aircrew’s primary mission and focus are to support the officers on the ground during day-to-day patrol operations,” said Joe Silva, public information officer, Stockton Police Department. “Our Bell 505 will fly during the busiest hours of the busiest days.”
The customer-driven design of the Bell 505 places safety, performance and affordability at the forefront, blending proven systems with advanced technology and a sleek, modern design. With a speed of 125 knots (232 km/h) and useful load of 1,500 pounds (680 kg), the aircraft is designed to be safe and easy to fly while providing significant value to the operator.