Bell Helicopter was awarded an $86.9 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to produce and deliver five Huey II helicopters, spare parts and special tools each to Kenya and Uganda.
The contract value for Uganda is US$34.54 million while for Uganda it is US$52.24. Work will be performed in Ozark, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2017.
According to information from Bell Helicopter, The Bell Huey II is a multi-million chopper combining commercial Bell 212 dynamic components with the reliable Honeywell T53-L-703 engine, leading to an increase in hover performance in hot conditions. In addition, the Bell Huey II upgrade increases the max gross weight to 10,500 lbs, while lowering direct operating costs. Along with the Bell Huey II kit installation.
Bell Helicopter refurbishes the Bell UH-1H basic airframe to Huey II OEM standards, provides a complete rewire, updates the avionics and offers a comprehensive selection of mission specific kits and customization.
This is perhaps the first major helicopter deal for the US company to the African countries.
Bell Helicopter has won a $581 million advance acquisition contract that inclcudes manufacture and deliver 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to US marines and Pakistan. The contract also includes manufacture and deliver 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, one Lot 13 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and Pakistan
Raytheon and Bell Helicopter successfully test-fired two Griffin B missiles from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft on December 16. The Griffin missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon that has a proven track record for successful rapid integration on land, sea and air platforms
Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, November 17-21. "We have spent more than half a century serving the Middle East and this region continues to represent a very important part of Bell Helicopters balanced business strategy,” said John Garrison, Bell Helicopter's president and CEO
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, working in cooperation with Esterline CMC Electronics, has developed and flight tested a new generation global positioning system (GPS) sensor to replace existing high-cost Doppler or inertial velocity sensors used in automated approach-to-hover and hover-hold systems
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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 15 helicopters with associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $1
Kenya received its naval ship, Shujaa, following the ships midlife refit program at Damen Shipyards in Netherlands. “The Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Defence Amb Raychelle Omamo received the Kenya Navy Ship Shujaa in Mombasa following the ship's 21-month training voyage & midlife refit programme at the Damen Shipyards in the Kingdom of The Netherlands,” the Kenyan MoD said in a statement Tuesday
The US Department of State has approved a $253 million sale of 12 MD 530F helicopters along with associated weapons and ammunition to Kenya to support the East-African country's operations against al-Shabaab terror group. The sale would improve Kenyas security as the country is undertaking "critical operations" against al-Shabaab terror group, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release on Tuesday
Textrons Bell Helicopter has won a three-year, $423 million contract from the US Navy to produce and deliver 25 lot 14 AH-1Z attack helicopters in support of the US Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program. The company will perform work till February 2020 under the modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday
The US State Department has approved sale of 12 Air Tractor AT- 802L aircraft and two AT-504 trainer aircraft with weapons and related support to the Government of Kenya for $418 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on January 19, 2017
Bell Helicopter is to display its newest tiltrotor innovations, the V-280 “Valor” mock-up and V-247 “Vigilant” unmanned aerial system model at 2016 Association of the US Army (AUSA) 2016 show next week. A V-280 virtual reality experience will allow participants to step into different Valor mission scenarios, making it possible to more fully observe and understand the capabilities of the V-280 tiltrotor in an augmented environment
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