The Pentagon has awarded MD Helicopters with a $76 million contract to provide logistics support for the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F chopper fleet.
"MD Helicopters Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $76,700,001 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Afghanistan) contract for contractor logistics support for the MD 530F aircraft fleet in support of the Afghanistan Air Force," the Department of Defense said in a press release Wednesday.
An estimated completion date is May 31, 2018.
The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior is an armed helicopter built by MD Helicopters and is designed to operate in hot weather environments. The copter enhances scout attack, armed escort and close air attack capabilities of the Afghan Air Force.
The US will supply Afghanistan with up to 159 refurbished UH-60A Black Hawks to replace its aging fleet of Russian Mi-17 transport helicopters. The country is assisting Afghanistan in its four-year road map to double its 17,000-strong special forces unit and bolster the Afghan Air Force
The Afghan Air Force has received four more A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft on Monday, bringing the AAF A-29 inventory from eight to 12 aircraft in country. There are still seven A-29s assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga
Afghanistan Air Force will soon be receiving two transport planes from China. China, a few months ago, delivered first batch of military aid to Afghanistan National defense and Security Forces (ANDSF)
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
MD Helicopters has won a second delivery order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter contract
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