Bell Helicopter Textron has won $509.7 million advance acquisition contract for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z Build New aircraft in support of the United States Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program.
In addition, this modification provides for long lead material and components for an additional seven Lot 16 aircraft. Work is expected to be completed in February 2021, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday.
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $509,750,754 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The AH-1Z is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on AH-1W SuperCobra that was developed for the US Marine Corps as part of the H-1 upgrade program. The helicopter features a four-blade bearingless, composite main rotor system, uprated transmission and a new target sighting system.
Bell Boeing has won $4.1 billion modification to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract
The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has received the first of the three twin-engine Bell 429 helicopters. “We will officially commission today a brand new air asset to bolster the operational capability of the PNP in addressing criminality, terrorism, and other police emergencies that require air ground operations,” Outgoing PNP chief Dir
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his countrys Ministry of Defence to cancel a deal to buy 16 Helicopters from Bell Canada after Ottawa threatened to hold up export clearance on Manilas human rights record. "I am directing the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) not to buy anymore (military equipment) from Canada or from the United States because there is always a condition attached," Duterte said during the course of a press conference in Davao City
InstantEye Robotics has secured a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in support of PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Program Office, to field 32 InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems (64 aircraft). This procurement is being executed in support of a United States Marine Corps urgent needs request for field user evaluation
Bell Helicopter Textron has won two contracts totalling $32 million in support of the V-22 aircraft platform hub assembly. Both the contracts are for seven years with no option periods
Researchers from the US Army Research Laboratory and Bell Helicopter have begun development of a micro unmanned aerial system or UAS after the meeting in June. The UAS is a miniature, lightweight reconnaissance vehicle that Soldiers can carry onto the battlefield and deploy in a confined space
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