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Japan Coast Guard signs for two Subaru Bell 412EPX
These Subaru Bell 412EPXs will support the Japanese Coast Guard’s maritime security, search and rescue operations, maritime disaster relief efforts and cargo transport needs.
The Subaru Bell 412 EPX helicopters will support the Japan Coast Guard's maritime security, SAR operations, maritime disaster relief efforts and cargo transport needs.

The Japan Coast Guard has signed a contract for two additional Subaru Bell 412 EPX helicopters with Subaru Corp that will support its maritime security, search and rescue operations, maritime disaster relief efforts and cargo transport needs. This brings the Japan Coast Guard's fleet of Subaru Bell 412EPXs to six aircraft.

The Japan Coast Guard has operated more than 40 Bell 212 and 412 helicopters for over five decades. The transition to the Subaru Bell 412EPX was a logical next step due to shared design commonalities. With an extended hover ceiling, increased payload capacity, robust main rotor gearbox and dry run capability, the Subaru Bell 412EPX delivers superior operational performance and efficiency while maintaining its long-standing reputation for reliability. Moreover, it features integrated avionics with large and intuitive displays that greatly reduce a pilot's workload.

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