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Pakistan to receive nine AH-1Z Vipers

Pakistan to receive nine AH-1Z Vipers

The US Dept of Defense has announced the aware of a $170M contract for nine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, including auxiliary fuel kits.  The release indicated that the helicopters are for the Pakistan military, through the standard Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being issued $7,466,150 for delivery order 0003 against previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0012 for the procurement and installation of eight AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar system integration kits (A-kits) into Lot 13 AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Systron Donner Inertial (SDI), a brand of InnoVista Sensors™ has been awarded a Firm Fixed Price Contract in the amount of $2.7M by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company, for the delivery of a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro System. This initial contract release is for hardware deliveries starting in 2016 through 2018… Read more »

Source: Systron Donner, 22-Mar-16

Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

Bell awarded $56M for AH-1Z long lead parts

Bell awarded $56M for AH-1Z long lead parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $55,927,999 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead parts and components for the manufacture and delivery of 24 Lot 14 AH-1Z new build aircraft in support of the H-1 upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

An exhibit on the Bell Helicopter model AH-1, called “The Cobra” and developed for the Vietnam War, is now open at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, in Lexington. See Full Story

Source: Kyforward, 23-Feb-16

Lockheed Martin awarded $14M contract for Pakistan AH-1Z Target Sight System work

Lockheed Martin awarded $14M contract for Pakistan AH-1Z Target Sight System work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $14,221,556 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for the procurement of non-recurring engineering requirements on the Target Sight System (TSS), including software development and testing, system modification, testing, and installation requirements necessary to configure the TSS to the requirements of the government of Pakistan. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jan-16

Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,410,032 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management in support of the UH-1Y and the AH-1Z aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2016… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $56,273,796 firm-fixed-price long-term contract for repair of 31 items used on the H-1 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas.  Work is expected to be completed by December 2016.  No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award, and will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded $7,080,780 for modification to firm-fixed-price delivery order 0008 awarded against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 28 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.   Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Dec-15

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Lockheed Martin awarded $9.6M contract for AH-1Z turret work

Lockheed Martin awarded $9.6M contract for AH-1Z turret work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $9,638,771 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded basic order agreement N00164-11-G-JQ97-0015 for the procurement of the turret electronic unit (TEU) versatile performance switching production requirements, including test equipment station development and validation; circuit card assembly manufacture; test requirement document production; and engineering drawing… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Oct-15

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Seyer Industries awarded $33M contract for AH-1Z blade fold racks

Seyer Industries awarded $33M contract for AH-1Z blade fold racks

Seyer Industries Inc.,* St. Peters, Missouri, is being awarded a $33,394,842 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture and delivery of up to 325 each blade fold rack sets in support of the AH-1Z and UH-1Z helicopter.  Work will be performed in St. Peters, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in October 2020.  Fiscal 2014 aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Oct-15

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US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee is headed to the Senate for approval and then to the President’s desk. The bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and the V-22 Osprey program at Bell… Read more »

Source: Congressman Thornberry, 06-Oct-15

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BLR Flight Tests FastFin System for AH-1 Cobra

BLR Flight Tests FastFin System for AH-1 Cobra

BLR Aerospace is flight testing the Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on the AH-1 attack helicopter, commonly referred to as the Cobra, the company announced today. Company flight testing has confirmed that Fast Fin will improve the AH-1’s left pedal authority and engine thermodynamic efficiency. BLR holds the restricted category type certificate… Read more »

Source: BLR, 06-Oct-15

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Cobra first flew 50 years ago – Bell celebrates

Cobra first flew 50 years ago – Bell celebrates

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, this week celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Bell AH-1 Cobra. The trailblazing AH-1 is the original attack helicopter whose revolutionary design and configuration defined attack helicopters to follow in the decades after the historic flight at Amon Carter Field on September 7,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 14-Sep-15

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Bell awarded $85M weapons update for Pakistan Cobras

Bell awarded $85M weapons update for Pakistan Cobras

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $85,498,093 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to conduct research for, and develop updates to, weapons systems as part of a system configuration set (SCS) in support of the H-1 aircraft and the Navy and government of Pakistan.  This effort is for SCS work to include creating prototypes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Aug-15

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $83,738,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Efforts include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Kaman Corporation announced today that its Aerosystems division (Kaman) has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million. The components will continue to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 27-Mar-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded an $8,092,320 firm-fixed-price order (0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 32 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircrafts. Work will be performed in Vergennes,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-15

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Bell awarded $50M for weapons assemblies on Legacy H-1s

Bell awarded $50M for weapons assemblies on Legacy H-1s

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $50,095,510 three year firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the repair of four weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the H-1 Legacy helicopter, including the right hand and left hand stub wings, gearboxes and main rotor blades.   Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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Bell awarded $6.8M contract for AH-1W transmission repairs

Bell awarded $6.8M contract for AH-1W transmission repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $6,800,000 undefinitized contract action for the repair of AH-1W helicopter transmissions. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and work will be completed by October 2016. Fiscal 2015 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $3,332,000 will be obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $15,077,365 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2015.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-15

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Lockheed Martin awarded $43.4M target sight contract, upgrading AH-1W to AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin awarded $43.4M target sight contract, upgrading AH-1W to AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded $43,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 14 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) and data to be integrated into U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters. This integration is part of the U.S. Marine Corps H-1 upgrades program for the remanufacture of legacy aircraft with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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Bell awarded $14M more for AH-1Z support

Bell awarded $14M more for AH-1Z support

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $14,614,573 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-14-C-1000) to exercise an option for services in support of the AH-1Z Program. This option includes delivery of one AH-1Z flight training device to Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. In addition, this option provides… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-14

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Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $41,776,269 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three UH-1Y flight training devices, one AH-1Z flight training device, aircraft and/or trainer driven revisions, aircraft common operational equipment, provisioned spares, associated technical data required for operational and maintenance support, and three months of initial operation evaluation period… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-14

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Kollsman awarded $56M contract for AH-1W night target system work

Kollsman awarded $56M contract for AH-1W night target system work

Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $56,887,669 firm-fixed-price five year requirements contract for the repair of four weapons repairable assemblies on the night targeting system upgrade to support the AH-1W helicopter. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and work is expected to be completed by July 2019. No funds will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded $24,964,058 for delivery order 0002 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for the procurement of 119 H-1 upgrade tech refresh mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-14

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Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $337,772,560 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 11 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 12 Lot 11 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps to a fixed-price-incentive for the aircraft and firm-fixed-price… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-May-14

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Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $59,703,818 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 11 Lot 12 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $11,413,510 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to exercise an option to provide systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,281,805 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-12-D-0003) for the hardware and software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program. Services to be provided include design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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Bell to Showcase Breadth of Product Offerings at Singapore Airshow

Bell to Showcase Breadth of Product Offerings at Singapore Airshow

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the Singapore Airshow, to be held Feb. 11 – 16. Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence as an exhibitor, with a Bell 407GX and Bell 429 on static display as well as the debut of the Bell AH-1Z “Zulu” attack helicopter cockpit demonstrator. In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Feb-14

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EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,666,579 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0037) to exercise an option for the installation and procurement of helmet display tracker system (HDTS) kits for AH-1W aircraft, including nine HTDS P-kits, 29 AH-1W Helmet kits, and installation of 54 HDTS.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $13,495,182 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0001 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-14-D-015N) for repair/overhaul work of five high priority items for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 2017.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $11M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $11M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,163,306 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for additional logistics products and services in support of the H-1 upgrade effort, including logistic management support, technical material for maintenance planning, design interface, supply/material support, support of support equipment/technical data, distribution and inventory… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronic, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $10,551,915 firm-fixed-price contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of 45 low rate initial production technical refresh AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters mission computers in support of Marine Corps helicopters. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie® today announced that Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) awarded Christie the contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with projection systems consisting of 12 Christie Matrix StIM™ WQ 1-chip DLP® solid state LED projectors for AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) Device 2F136A upgrades. Six display system projectors will be installed at Marine Corps Base Camp… Read more »

Source: Christie, 04-Dec-13

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US Marine Corps procures AH-1Z Flight Training Device

US Marine Corps procures AH-1Z Flight Training Device

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $13,929,461 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0030) to exercise an option to procure one AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the U.S. Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Broken Arrow, Okla. (54 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (28 percent) and St. Louis, Mo. (18… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Nov-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for AH-1Z turret/target system work

Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for AH-1Z turret/target system work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $13,297,674 for cost-plus-fixed-fee order 0015 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00164-11-G-JQ97) for the procurement of eight redesigned Turret Electronic Unit prototypes and related data items for the Target Sight Systems AN/AAQ-30(A).  This acquisition is for the AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems (TSS)… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Nov-13

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Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will have a strong presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the Middle East’s leading aerospace event, held at Dubai World Central November 17-21. Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display, showcasing their outstanding capabilities to meet the unique mission requirements… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Nov-13

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Lockheed Martin Receives $33M contract for AH1-Z Targeting System

Lockheed Martin Receives $33M contract for AH1-Z Targeting System

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $33.9 million follow-on production contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, for the Target Sight System (TSS), the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. TSS’ advanced sensors provide pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track and designate targets. TSS Lot 10 deliveries will… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 29-Oct-13

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Bell awarded $34M delivery order for AH-1W repairs

Bell awarded $34M delivery order for AH-1W repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $34,313,824 for delivery order 7004 against previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00383-11-D-012N) for the repair/overhaul of five items required in support of the AH-1W Helicopter. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2014. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $34M contract for AH-1Z Target Sight Systems

Lockheed Martin awarded $34M contract for AH-1Z Target Sight Systems

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $33,996,000 firm-fixed-price contract for AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems (TSS) and data. The TSS will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra Attack Helicopter and is part of the United States Marine Corps H-1 Upgrades Program for the remanufacture of legacy aircraft with state… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Aug-13

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Bell awarded $38M contract for two AH-1Zs

Bell awarded $38M contract for two AH-1Zs

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $38,838,754 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to exercise an option for the manufacture of two Lot 10 AH-1Z build new helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corp.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent) and Amarillo, Texas (40… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

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Bell awarded $50M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell awarded $50M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $50,631,117 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to provide additional long lead parts and components required for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 11 UH-1Y Build New aircraft and 10 Lot 11 AH-1Z Build New aircraft for the Marine Corps…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-May-13

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EFW awarded $11.8M contract for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracker Systems

EFW awarded $11.8M contract for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracker Systems

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,837,950 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) in support of the AH-1W helicopters. This contract includes the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations, and non-recurring engineering and program support. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-May-13

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HFI to display three heritage helicopters at Heli-Expo 2013

HFI to display three heritage helicopters at Heli-Expo 2013

At HELI-EXPO 2013, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is proud to again feature a Heritage of Helicopters display in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. HFI has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several museums and foundations, and curators from these museums will speak about their respective rotorcraft and their unique… Read more »

Source: HFI, 01-Mar-13

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Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

Iran has unveiled its latest combat helicopter Toufan 2 during a ceremony attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. (see full story)

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Bell awarded $20M delivery order for Cobra parts repair/overhaul

Bell awarded $20M delivery order for Cobra parts repair/overhaul

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $19,637,400 for delivery order #7002 under previously awarded contract (N00383-11-D-012N) for the repair of 12 gearbox assemblies, 12 Cobra main rotor hub assemblies, 60 Cobra main rotor blades, 11 right hand stub wings, and 10 left hand stub wings required to support the H-1 helicopter.  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-12

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South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

The contest to supply 50 attack helicopters has been reduced to three bidders – Boeing’s Apache, Bell’s Cobra and the T129 Mangusta being bid jointly by AgustaWestland and partner TAI (see full story)

Source: Hurriyet, 01-Jun-12

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Bell awarded $11M contract for H-1 repairs

Bell awarded $11M contract for H-1 repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.*, Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $11,057,924 for delivery order 7001 under previously awarded contract (N00383-11-D-012N) for the repair of four items supporting the H-1 helicopter:  Cobra main rotor blade; combining gearbox assembly; right hand stub wing; and left hand stub wing.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and the expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-12

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MAD restores retro-painted AH-1 for Centennial of Naval Aviation

MAD restores retro-painted AH-1 for Centennial of Naval Aviation

The Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) at China Lake completed two major restoration projects for the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA), an AV-8A Harrier and a J-model AH-1 helicopter. Both aircraft are prominently displayed in front of the MAD headquarters at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), China Lake. In 2010, MAD members and volunteers repainted the… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 23-Dec-11

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Minnesota National Guard dedicates retired AH-1 and UH-1

Minnesota National Guard dedicates retired AH-1 and UH-1

Honoring the history of Minnesota National Guard aviation, two Army helicopters were dedicated as part of a permanent display Thursday outside the Army Aviation Support Facility in St. Cloud. (Full story)  File photo

Source: St Cloud Times, 03-Oct-11

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ATK receives $58.7M ammunition contract for AH-1 and others

ATK receives $58.7M ammunition contract for AH-1 and others

ATK has received an order valued at more than $58.7 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Direct Fire Munitions Branch, Rock Island Contracting Center (RICC), Rock Island, Ill., to produce multiple variants of 20mm PGU-series ammunition. This is the third order under a contract originally signed in September 2008. If all options are exercised,… Read more »

Source: ATK, 29-Sep-11

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EFW awarded $9.4M more for AH-1W helmet system

EFW awarded $9.4M more for AH-1W helmet system

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,449,387 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0057) to provide hardware, installations, non-recurring engineering, technical data, and installation support of the Helmet Display Tracking System in AH-1W helicopters. Work will be performed in Haifa, Israel (51 percent), Fort Worth, Texas (25 percent), and Melbourne, Fla…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Sep-11

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Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

Federal Program Integrators, Indian Island, Maine, was awarded a $15,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of two flexible test modules for the transmission test systems to test transmissions and gearboxes on AH-1, AH-64, CH-47, OH-58, UH-1N and UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Indian Island, Maine, and Corpus Christi, Texas,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-11

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CPI Aero announces order from Bell for AH-1Z structural panels

CPI Aero announces order from Bell for AH-1Z structural panels

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero(R)”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) announced today that it has received a purchase order from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, for the manufacture of various structural panel assemblies for the AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter. The ZULU is a twin-engine attack helicopter used by the United States Department of Defense…. Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 16-Mar-11

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Washington State retires AH-1 fleet from firefighting duties, adds two UH-1s

Washington State retires AH-1 fleet from firefighting duties, adds two UH-1s

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is making improvements to its wildland firefighting helicopter program that are estimated to save taxpayers at least $300,000 annually, following the recommendations of a recently completed legislative audit. DNR will retire four AH-1 “Cobra” helicopters from duty and has secured federal funding to replace them with two… Read more »

Source: Washington State DNR, 14-Mar-11

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Cutaway and review – Bell AH-1Z Viper

Cutaway and review – Bell AH-1Z Viper

Initially envisioned as an effort to modernise the drive train of the US Marine Corps’ AH-1W fleet, the AH-1Z Viper has essentially evolved into a new aircraft

Source: Flightglobal, 20-Dec-10

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AH-1Z earns US Navy approval for full rate production

AH-1Z earns US Navy approval for full rate production

[This is Bell’s formal press release. Here on HeliHub.com we ran this story on 1st December] FORT WORTH, TEXAS (December 8, 2010) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra, was approved for full rate production Nov. 28. The H-1 program office… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Dec-10

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AH-1Z approved for full rate production

AH-1Z approved for full rate production

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra was approved for full rate production Nov. 28. The H-1 program office received official word on the milestone III approval decision from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Dr. Ashton B. Carter through an acquisition decision memorandum. “This… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 01-Dec-10

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Elbit wins $45M contract for AH-1W Night Targeting System Upgrade

Elbit wins $45M contract for AH-1W Night Targeting System Upgrade

Haifa, Israel, October 26, 2010 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $45.5 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana for the supply of the Night Targeting System Upgrade (NTSU)… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 26-Oct-10

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Kollsman awarded $45M contract for AH-1W night targeting system upgrades

Kollsman awarded $45M contract for AH-1W night targeting system upgrades

Kollsman, Inc., Merrimack, N.H., is being awarded a $45,478,845 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for procurement of night targeting system upgrades and associated line items for the for the AH-1W Cobra helicopter. The electro-optics system provides infrared and range finding capability to augment existing optical and radar sensors for the purpose of detecting and identifying asymmetric threats…. Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 30-Sep-10

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AH-1Z successfully completes OpEval

AH-1Z successfully completes OpEval

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra has successfully completed its Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL). On Sept. 24, NAVAIR’s H-1 Upgrades program office received official notification from the Navy’s Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force that its AH-1Z helicopters were found to be “operationally effective… Read more »

Source: U S Marine Corps, 30-Sep-10

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ATK receives more than $50M for AH-1 20mm ammunition

ATK receives more than $50M for AH-1 20mm ammunition

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received an order valued at more than $50 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center (RICC), Rock Island, Ill., to produce multiple variants of 20mm PGU ammunition. This is the second order under a contract originally signed in September 2008. If all options are exercised, ATK’s… Read more »

Source: ATK, 24-Sep-10

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Projects Unlimited awarded wiring contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs

Projects Unlimited awarded wiring contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs

Projects Unlimited, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract to build Wiring Integrated Assemblies in support of the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter for Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The contract, which exceeds $9.8 million dollars, continues Projects Unlimited, Inc.’s manufacturing role to include wiring integrated… Read more »

16-Sep-10

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Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,246,216 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and logistics services and products in support of H-1 helicopters upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (96 percent), and Afghanistan (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2010.  Contract funds… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 10-Sep-10

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Turkish Government denounces reports of block on Cobra purchase

Turkish Government denounces reports of block on Cobra purchase

Turkish FM denounced news reports alleging that U.S. House of Representatives had bowed in to pressure from Jewish lobbies to cancel some weapons sales to Turkey.

Source: World Bulletin, 09-Sep-10

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USMC prepare residents for V-22, AH-1 and UH-1s in Hawaii

USMC prepare residents for V-22, AH-1 and UH-1s in Hawaii

The Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the basing and operation of MV-22 tiltrotor Osprey aircraft and H-1 Cobra and Huey attack helicopters in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force elements stationed in Hawai’i. Because the squadrons would train on land owned or controlled by the… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 11-Aug-10

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Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to ramp up its production of H-1 helicopters after receiving a $546 million contract in June for the manufacture and delivery of Lot 7 of the U.S. Marine Corps H-1 Upgrade program. The contract includes 18 UH-1Y utility helicopters and 11 AH-1Z attack helicopters. Final assembly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül has said that, in addition to an earlier decision to buy nine Italian AgustaWestland-made A129 attack helicopters, Turkey has also decided to lease nine A129s to meet the urgent needs of the Turkish military.

Source: Today's Zaman, 30-Jun-10

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Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 arrives at Robins AFB

Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 arrives at Robins AFB

The first two helicopters of the Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 — an AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1N Huey — arrived at Robins recently. Seven additional helicopters will be following in the coming days and weeks.

Source: Macon, 25-Jun-10

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Lockheed Martin Receives $44M USMC AH-1Z Targeting System Production Contract

Lockheed Martin Receives $44M USMC AH-1Z Targeting System Production Contract

ORLANDO, FL, June 21st, 2010 — The Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $44 million follow-on production contract for the Target Sight System (TSS), the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra. The agreement authorizes production of 18 additional units. “I am confident that TSS is exactly… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Jun-10

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