The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted Bell Textron to repair its old H-1 aircraft.
The company is awarded a $49 million for the repair of nine various legacy components in support of the H-1 aircraft.
This contract includes a three-year base period with no options.
H-1 Upgrade Program
In December 2019, Bell Textron won a $815 million deal involving repair, upgrade and replacement of components under its H-1 Upgrade Program. It is a U.S. Marine Corps' project to develop AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom military helicopters to replace its aging fleets of AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Twin Hueys. The contract was awarded in 1996 to Bell Helicopter, the original manufacturer of both aircraft, to design the new airframes as modernized attack and utility helicopters with considerable design commonality, to reduce operating costs.