MD Helicopters has won a second delivery order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter contract.
The firm, fixed-price award is for six armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, aircraft systems and ground support equipment, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The contract was awarded through US Army Contracting Command. Initial deliveries will take place in April 2019, with all aircraft delivered prior to the August 2019 contract completion date.
The IDIQ Contract vehicle ensures an estimated quantity of up to 150 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior and/or MD 530G attack helicopters are available to US and Partner Nation Military Forces. With the issuance of Delivery Order 2, MD Helicopters is currently under contract to deliver a total of 36 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters.
KDF Cayuse Warrior Configuration
In addition to all-glass cockpit and ballistically tolerant fuel system, Kenya’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior fleet will be outfitted with the full complement of mission equipment standard to the Cayuse Warrior:
· FN Herstal Weapons Management System
· DillonAero Mission Configurable Armament System (MCAS)
· DillonAero Fixed-Forward Sighting System
· 7.62mm ballistic armor protection
· FN Herstal .50 caliber HMP 400 Machine Gun Pods
· M260 7-shot rocket pods
The KDF’s six armed MD 530F aircraft will also include an enhanced communication system that features the Harris RF-7850A tactical radio and the Rockwell Collins HF-9000D.
All aircraft will be delivered with a full US Army-awarded Airworthiness Release (AWR).
Lebanon will get six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan Eagle drones and communication and night vision equipment under a United States government $120 million aid program. The aid is intended to boost border security and counter-terrorism work, the US ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard said on Wednesday after she met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, local media reported
MD Helicopters was awarded a nearly $1.4 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F Close Air Attack Helicopter by the goverment of Afghanistan
The Pentagon has awarded MD Helicopters with a $76 million contract to provide logistics support for the Afghan Air Forces MD 530F chopper fleet. "MD Helicopters Inc
MD Helicopters has won a bid to supply six MD 530G scout attack helicopters to Malaysia and will be delivering the first chopper by year-end. It will complete full fleet delivery by the end of first quarter of 2017, the company said in a statement Monday
MD Helicopters announced today a contract award for six armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force. Awarded through United States Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, MDHIs new MD 530G will receive a US Army Airworthiness Release (AWR) by December 2019
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