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US Army OH-58D Kiowa Scouts on final Korean deployment

US Army OH-58D Kiowa Scouts on final Korean deployment

America’s OH-58D Kiowa Scout helicopters of the 82nd Airborne Division are in for their final deployment to South Korea. When they arrive home, they will be replaced with AH-64 Apaches which are better suited for complex battlegrounds. The Kiowas will be available to the National Guard, be put on the market for foreign sales and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-16

Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Aircraft equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $100.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Tunisia has requested a possible sale of:… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 06-May-16

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Croatia buys 16 US Army surplus OH-58Ds

Croatia buys 16 US Army surplus OH-58Ds

The Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament consented to the procurement of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters and to the appointment of Lieutenant General Mirko Šundov as the new Chief of the General Staff succeeding General Drago Lovrić as of 1 March 2016. The project of equipment of  the Armed Forces with a squadron of… Read more »

Source: Croatian Military, 03-Mar-16

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Lawyers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Tennessee National Guard soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  See full story

Source: Amarillo Globe News, 05-Dec-13

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

The 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, started their nine-month operation with 380 soldiers and 30 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in South Korea as the first Rotational Forces Attack Reconnaissance Squadron sent to Korea Oct. 1. The first rotational ARS, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., completed deployment with their equipment… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Oct-13

Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army valued at more than $61 million to supply 12 new metal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior cabins and 12 supplemental parts kits. The new metal cabins will be manufactured at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Amarillo,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Sep-13

Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa.  A combination of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

The newly updated Kiowa Warrior aircraft, the OH-58F, made a ceremonial “first flight,” April 30, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. With new cockpit and sensor modifications installed, the OH-58F represents the first major upgrade or modernization to the Kiowa Warrior in 20 years. The “cockpit and sensor upgrade program,” called CASUP, converts OH-58D Kiowa Warriors into… Read more »

Source: US Army, 02-May-13

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Bell provides OH-58 Kiowa Warrior program update

Bell provides OH-58 Kiowa Warrior program update

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), provided a program update on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior program at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition, highlighting the program’s accomplishments in the last year. “The men and women of Bell Helicopter are proud to say we build the rugged… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Apr-13

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82nd CAB scout pilots recognized for combat flight hours

82nd CAB scout pilots recognized for combat flight hours

82nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviators received 81 individual awards and a unit plaque from Bell Helicopter at the brigade headquarters, March 28. Bell, who manufactures the OH-58 D Kiowa Warrior helicopters flown by the pilots of 1st Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment, awarded the company’s pipe tomahawk pins and plaque to the Saber squadron in… Read more »

Source: US Army, 09-Apr-13

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TEGAM bond meter selected for Kiowa Warrior

TEGAM bond meter selected for Kiowa Warrior

The TEGAM Model R1L-BR1 bond meter is a purpose built, rechargeable battery powered portable instrument for ground bond measurements. The R1L-BR1 comes with BCP-10 Kelvin Probes and KAK-1M Kelvin Alligator Klips, all housed within a ruggedized case for protection during transport. It has been selected for deployment in support of the Kiowa Warrior Armed Reconnaissance… Read more »

Source: TEGAM, 07-Mar-13

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US Army seeks more data before approving OH-58 replacement contest

US Army seeks more data before approving OH-58 replacement contest

U.S. Army leaders want more information before they approve a multibillion-dollar competition to replace the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, which may delay a decision on the matter by several months, an Army official said Tuesday. (see full story)

09-Jan-13

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Matrix Composites awarded contract for US Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher program

Matrix Composites awarded contract for US Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher program

Matrix Composites, Inc. announced today the award of a significant contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fiber reinforced composite Hardback assemblies for the U. S. Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher (RWML) Program. The project was awarded to Matrix Composites to continue the US Army’s Armed Scout Helicopter (ASH) and Joint Attack Munition… Read more »

Source: Matrix Composites, 19-Dec-12

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General Dynamics delivers 1,000th OH-58D Kiowa Warrior mast housing

General Dynamics delivers 1,000th OH-58D Kiowa Warrior mast housing

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies has delivered the 1,000th precision-machined beryllium sensor housing to DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS integrates the sensor housings into the Mast Mounted Sight (MMS) for the U.S. Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter. “We are very proud of the continued hard work and dedication exhibited by our employees on this project,” said… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 28-Nov-12

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Barfield wins five year US Army OH-58D contract

Barfield wins five year US Army OH-58D contract

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, global contracting support provider for the Army’s tactical aircraft, awarded Barfield a 5-year contract for the maintenance of its Alkan Electro Mechanical Release units, placed on the US Army’s Bell 406 Helicopters. Within the scope of this contract, Barfield will provide depot level repair solutions from its facility in Miami… Read more »

Source: Barfield, 28-Nov-12

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Bell promotes Kiowa Warrior Block II capabilities

Bell promotes Kiowa Warrior Block II capabilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is participating in the voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) the week of Oct. 22 with the Bell Helicopter Block II OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. The U.S. Army is conducting these VFD’s as part of their effort to replace to the current OH-58D scout helicopter. Scout helicopters fulfill a vital… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-12

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L3 Communications awarded $14M contract for OH-58D upgrade hardware

L3 Communications awarded $14M contract for OH-58D upgrade hardware

L3 Communication Systems — West, Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $14,519,316 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Level-2 manned-unmanned product improvement plan B-Kit production hardware. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2015. One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Oct-12

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Bell awarded $59M more for OH-58 “A to D” upgrade program

Bell awarded $59M more for OH-58 “A to D” upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $59,036,571 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide modification of an existing contract in support of the OH58-A to OH58-D Cabin Conversion Program.  Work will be performed in Hurst and Amarillo, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-12

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Rolls-Royce awarded $13M for OH-58D engine control retrofit

Rolls-Royce awarded $13M for OH-58D engine control retrofit

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., was awarded a $13,879,930 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the services in support of the upgraded single channel full authority digital engine control retrofit of OH-58D fleet.  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

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Rolls-Royce receives $183M service contract for US Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Rolls-Royce receives $183M service contract for US Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received a contract valued at US$183 Million to service M250 engines, which power the US Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 10-Jul-12

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US Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft OH-58D

US Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft OH-58D

The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft (WRA) Program to the Warfighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot on June 7, 2012. CCAD Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile handed over the aircraft’s log books to Lt. Col Paul A. Cravey, Squadron Commander for the Air… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Jun-12

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US Army delivers first WRA program OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

US Army delivers first WRA program OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

The Army will deliver the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior to be upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft (WRA) Program in a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 10:00 am in Hangar 44. This is the first OH-58D aircraft that will replenish the fleet. CCAD Commander, Col. Christopher B…. Read more »

Source: US Army, 05-Jun-12

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Bell receives new US Army OH-58D contract

Bell receives new US Army OH-58D contract

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that as part of the OH-58D Wartime Replacement Aircraft Cabin program, it has received a contract for the nonrecurring engineering and a “new metal” OH-58D cabin. This contract is the latest in a series that have continually added additional Kiowa Warrior helicopters to address attrition rates… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Apr-12

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DRS awarded $31.9M to support Kiowa Warrior mast mounted sight

DRS awarded $31.9M to support Kiowa Warrior mast mounted sight

DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company announced its Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Group has received a $31.9 million award from the U.S. Army for program support, field service and logistics related to the DRS Mast Mounted Sight (MMS) on the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter. RSTA, based in Dallas, Tex., and Melbourne, Fla., earned… Read more »

Source: DRS, 09-Mar-12

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OH-58D Kiowa Warrrior fleet reaches 2,000,000 flight hours milestone

OH-58D Kiowa Warrrior fleet reaches 2,000,000 flight hours milestone

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the U. S. Army’s OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet have accumulated 2 million flight hours. Over 750,000 of these flight hours have been flown in combat. “The Kiowa Warrior continues to be the workhorse of Army aviation and this recent milestone is another example… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Feb-12

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CCAD returns third OH-58D to the fight

CCAD returns third OH-58D to the fight

A needed OH-58D Kiowa Warrior was returned to the fight when Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile handed the newly repaired KW’s log books to 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade Commander, Col. John M. Morgan during a transfer ceremony held during the Luther Jones Professional Aviation Forum at the American Bank… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Nov-11

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Bell and CCAD deliver first A2D Kiowa Warrior to US Army

Bell and CCAD deliver first A2D Kiowa Warrior to US Army

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in partnership with Corpus Christi Army Depot and the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Management Office, delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Wartime Replacement Aircraft to the United States Army at a special ceremony. The aircraft was the first of a contracted 19 in the Army’s Wartime Replacement… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Nov-11

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Fort Rucker’s OH-58D Kiowa fleet grounded

Fort Rucker’s OH-58D Kiowa fleet grounded

Army aviation leaders grounded its fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters at Fort Rucker, Ala., on Tuesday because of “specific system concerns,” according to an Army release. (Full story)

Source: Army Times, 20-Oct-11

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Bell awarded $54M for OH-58D control display system

Bell awarded $54M for OH-58D control display system

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $54,490,905 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the production of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior control display system version cabin conversion.  Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-11

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Bell delivers first “A2D” wartime replacement cabin to US Army

Bell delivers first “A2D” wartime replacement cabin to US Army

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) and the U.S. Army Armed Scout Helicopter program office announced today the delivery of the first OH-58 “A2D” wartime replacement cabin for OH-58 “Kiowa Warrior” platform to the Army. The cabin is being delivered 30 days ahead of the contract schedule. “The Kiowa Warrior continues to be… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Jun-11

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L-3 awarded $8M towards two “optionally unmanned” OH-58D Kiowas

L-3 awarded $8M towards two “optionally unmanned” OH-58D Kiowas

L-3 Communications Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded on April 8 a $8,454,744 firm-fixed-price and cost plus fixed-fee contract for interim contractor support for level two manned-unmanned capability for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet.  Work will be performed at Salt Lake City with an estimated completion date of March, 31, 2014.  One bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Apr-11

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FADEC alleged in legal case over fatal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior accident

FADEC alleged in legal case over fatal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior accident

The suit alleges the failure of the FADEC system in an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was a direct and proximate cause of two deaths when it crashed near Mosul, Iraq in February 2010. HeliHub.com accident page – 21-Feb-10 Bell OH-58D at Qayyarah Airfield West, Northern Iraq (2F)

Source: Knox News, 11-Mar-11

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Bell adds new OH-58D hangar to their assembly and delivery centre

Bell adds new OH-58D hangar to their assembly and delivery centre

Bell Helicopter has added another hangar to their assembly and delivery center. A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon.

Source: News Channel 10, 16-Jan-11

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27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii (2F)

27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii

27-May-09

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18-May-09 Bell OH-58D Fort Bragg, US-North Carolina

18-May-09 Bell OH-58D Fort Bragg, US-North Carolina

18-May-09

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 1of2 (2F)

26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq

26-Jan-09

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