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Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,738,885 for the advanced procurement of long lead materials in support of the low rate initial production of A-Kits for the Kiowa OH-58F model.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  One bid was solicited, with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Aug-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

Respected analyst predicts “no competition” for the Kiowa

Respected analyst predicts “no competition” for the Kiowa

Richard Aboulafia, analyst for The Teal Group in Washington D.C., expects the US Army will stick with the Kiowa “because it makes budget sense” (see full story)

Source: Star-Telegram, 01-Jan-13

OH-58F Kiowa Warriors being built in Huntsville

OH-58F Kiowa Warriors being built in Huntsville

The top leadership from the Program Executive Office for Aviation, along with project officers for the Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopter’s Kiowa Warrior Product Office, announced Tuesday that three OH-58F Kiowa Warriors will be built at an Army facility in the Huntsville area. Maj. Gen. Tim Crosby, the program executive officer for aviation, and… Read more »

Source: US Army, 05-Mar-12