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Bell delivers Jet Ranger X to Stockton police

March 18, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

Stockton police plan to use the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to support officers on the ground. (Photo: Bell Helicopter)

Bell Helicopter has delivered a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department in California.

The law enforcement configuration includes several provisions for the sector, including high skid gear and forward/aft hard points for mounting equipment as well as a 15-inch 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 Bell 505 is rated for a top speed of 125 knots (232 km/h) and useful load of 1,500 pounds (680 kg).



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