The supply of 4 Bell UH-1H-II Huey II utility helicopters to the armed forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina is predicted to be accomplished by the tip of 2021. Bosnian pilots additionally accomplished coaching on the helicopter in June this yr at Fort Value, Texas. The Huey II has been a dependable workhorse, appropriate with NATO operations. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces present aviation property embrace Mi-8T, Mi-8MTV, Gazelle and UH-1H helicopters, all of which endure from restricted serviceability. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s fruitful partnership with NATO supplies a possibility to modernize its helicopter fleet to be extra interoperable.

This initiative is a joint undertaking between the US and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Whereas the U.S. Authorities offered $34 million to cowl a lot of the up-front value, the Ministry of Protection intends to speculate greater than that over the subsequent ten years to proceed constructing this program. That is along with the greater than $4 million the Ministry has already invested within the preliminary buy. I name on the Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to offer the Armed Forces with the assets they should proceed this and different packages in a significant approach. The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina is successful story value investing in.


Bosnia and Herzegovina armed forces members in the course of the Huey II coaching at Fort Value, Texas.

Huey II is an upgraded model of Bell UH-1H multimission, medium-lift helicopter, designed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron. The improve is meant to offer improved efficiency over the usual model. Combining a modernised airframe of the essential UH-1H helicopter and Bell 212 elements, the OEM-standard Huey II improve affords decrease direct upkeep prices and better mission flexibility. The helicopter might be configured for quite a lot of missions, together with troop transport, cargo, search-and-rescue, particular operations, catastrophe response and firefighting.

The Huey II is operated by one or two pilots and may accommodate as much as 14 personnel. The crew part is provided with jettisonable doorways and new extensive windscreens. The extensive sliding doorways of the cabin facilitate simple loading and unloading of cargo. 4 massive home windows fitted to the cabin provide improved visibility. The helicopter has a two-blade, semi-rigid major rotor and a two-blade tail rotor. It’s also outfitted with a brand new skid kind touchdown gear. The massive, flat cabin flooring space might be reconfigured with a number of structural assemblies and arduous factors to offer multi-role flexibility.

Bosnia and Herzegovina armed forces members during the Huey II training at Fort Worth
Bosnia and Herzegovina armed forces members in the course of the Huey II coaching at Fort Value, Texas.