LifePort gets FAA STC for Bell 412EP ballistic protection

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System (BPS), the company said.

Various durability levels to accommodate even the most challenging missions
Passes both 12-second (complying with FAR.29.853) and 60-second vertical burn tests.

LifePort provides standard Bell 412 armor configurations for the cockpit floor, crew seats, cabin floor, and crew side wall areas. Ballistic Protection Systems (BPS) can be customized to meet ballistic threat levels, areas of vulnerability, and mission profiles.

LifePort specializes in the design, integration, and certification of lightweight armor solutions for both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. LifePort armor systems maximize mission safety while limiting the impact to aircraft weight and capability. From local and federal law enforcement, to the armed forces including special operations missions, LifePort armor systems provide protection for both military and public service personnel worldwide.

For additional information on LifePort´s suite of products that serve special mission operators around the world, visit our website at www.lifeport.com. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) company.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.