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Czech Republic requests 12 UH-1Ys

Czech Republic requests 12 UH-1Ys

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Czech Republic for UH-1Y utility helicopters.  The estimated cost is $575 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 11, 2017. The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 26-Oct-17

Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)  signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y. This signing is in addition to the LOI signed for the AH-1Z in 2016 – further expanding business relationships between Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa and Bell Helicopter. Based on this LOI, Polska Grupa… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Jul-17

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Bell awarded $147M contract for the repair of 35 items on UH-1Y and AH-IZ

Bell awarded $147M contract for the repair of 35 items on UH-1Y and AH-IZ

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $146,596,266 firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for the repair of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft.  This contract includes a two-year base period and a one-year unpriced option year.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jun-17

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

Family and friends sat in awe as AH-1Z Vipers and UH-1Y Hueys ripped through the sky with the sound of rotors and machine gun fire. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters” held a family day in celebration of their 45th Anniversary at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 1. The… Read more »

Source: default, 10-Apr-17

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks to fly the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters farther than ever, during flights based from Okinawa, March 10-14. The helicopters demonstrated a 25% range increase, according to Capt. Christopher Millar, a UH-1Y Venom pilot with HMLA-267, a squadron deployed to Okinawa from Camp… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Mar-17

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

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

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UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) received $15.8 million in funding for health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) for Department of the Navy helicopters built in Vermont. The HUMS are part of the U.S. military’s ongoing effort to provide more accurate diagnostics of aircraft component conditions, which improves overall readiness while… Read more »

Source: Patrick Leahy, 17-Feb-16

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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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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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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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Bell awarded $581M contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z for both USMC and Pakistan

Bell awarded $581M contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z for both USMC and Pakistan

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan.  The aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-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 take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today their joint participation in the tenth bi-annual LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, held April 14 to April 17 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Subject matter experts from both Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth #J.20… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Apr-15

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Bell take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell take four military rotorcraft to LAAD 2015 in Brazil

Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today their joint participation in the tenth bi-annual LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, held April 14 to April 17 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Subject matter experts from both Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth #J.20… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-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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23-Jan-15 Bell UH-1Y Twentynine Palms, US-California (2F)

Marines helicopter out of MCAS Miramar crashed on a training flight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.  Both on board died in the accident, named later as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield

23-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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Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,601,939 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of additional logistics products and services in support of the H-1 upgrade effort. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2016. Fiscal 2015… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Supply New Mission Computer for Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter Upgrades

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Supply New Mission Computer for Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter Upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC, -0.12% has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for 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 will be the first to benefit… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Nov-14

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Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $58,054,000 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the long lead materials for the manufacture and delivery of 13 Lot 13 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 14 Lot 13 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U. S. Marine Corps. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-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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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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Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. Under the $10.6 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Apr-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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Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 conducted low light flying evaluations for the squadron’s senior pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point from Jan. 20-27. Evaluated and certified by flight instructors with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1, the HMLA-467 pilots reinforced the principles and skills required to pilot an aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 03-Feb-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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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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HMLA-467 Sabers celebrate 5th anniversary

HMLA-467 Sabers celebrate 5th anniversary

In 2008, the commandant of the Marine Corps proposed to “grow the force,” from that idea arose Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. HMLA-467 was officially activated October 23, 2008. The squadron celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday, by hosting a birthday party in its honor. More than 100 people attended the event. Maj. Lee Hemming,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 04-Nov-13

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Bell awarded $17M contract for H-1 gearbox test stands

Bell awarded $17M contract for H-1 gearbox test stands

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $17,907,086 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for systems engineering and program management services in support of the H-1 upgrade program.  This contract includes the manufacturing, testing and delivery of one H-1 main rotor gearbox test stand and one H-1 tail rotor/intermediate gearbox test stand, including the equipment,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-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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HMLA-467 bids farewell to Hueys, anticipates more Venoms

HMLA-467 bids farewell to Hueys, anticipates more Venoms

Just a week after receiving its first UH-1Y Venom, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 476 inducted three UH-1N Hueys into the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis Monthan Air Force Base April 24. Two of the Hueys were flown from Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., where the squadron was supporting the Weapons… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-May-13

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Bell awarded $13M for long-lead parts for 15 UH-1Y and 10 AH-1Z

Bell awarded $13M for long-lead parts for 15 UH-1Y and 10 AH-1Z

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,085,222 advance acquisition contract to provide 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. Work will be performed in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Apr-13

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Bell unveils product line up for IDEX

Bell unveils product line up for IDEX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), revealed its exhibitor booth on opening day at the IDEX Air Show in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bell Helicopter prominently displayed 1/10th scale models of a V-22 Osprey, AH-1Z, 407AH and UH-1Y in its booth, in addition to a UH-1Y Yankee utility helicopter on static display. A new… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded H-1 mission computer contract by US Navy

Northrop Grumman awarded H-1 mission computer contract by US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.64%  has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for the H-1 Upgrade helicopter program. Under the $9.3 million firm-fixed-price order, Northrop Grumman will supply Gen II mission computers and trays for the H-1 Upgrade program’s Lot 10 production aircraft. Deliveries… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 31-Jan-13

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Bell delivers 100th H-1 to the US Marine Corps

Bell delivers 100th H-1 to the US Marine Corps

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today delivered the 100th of a planned total of 349 H-1 helicopters during a ceremony at its Amarillo Assembly Center. The US Marine Corps H-1 helicopter program is comprised of both the UH-1Y utility helicopter and the AH-1Z attack helicopter. John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter said, “We are… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Jan-13

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Bell awarded $418M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell awarded $418M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $418,851,869 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to provide additional funding for the procurement of long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of 15 Lot 10 UH-1Y and 10 Lot 10 AH-1Z helicopters for the Marine Corps.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jan-13

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Bell awarded $28M more for H-1 upgrade contracts

Bell awarded $28M more for H-1 upgrade contracts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $15,307,118 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to provide systems engineering and program management services in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas and is expected to be completed in December 2013.  Contract funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Dec-12

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ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

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Goodrich Sensors wins $6.9M uplift on UH-1Y & AH-1Z HUMS contract

Goodrich Sensors wins $6.9M uplift on UH-1Y & AH-1Z HUMS contract

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., doing business as Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems, Vergennes, Vt., is being awarded a $6,879,152 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-F-4003) to exercise an option for the procurement of 28 integrated mechanical diagnostic and health usage monitoring system kits in support of the AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircrafts.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Nov-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $9.2M order for H-1 mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $9.2M order for H-1 mission computers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $9,282,864 firm-fixed-price modification to a delivery order issued previously against basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0016).  This modification provides for the procurement of 54 GEN II mission computers and trays for the H-1 upgrades Lot 10 production aircraft.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Nov-12

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Bell awarded $391M contract for long lead parts for 15 UH-1Ys

Bell awarded $391M contract for long lead parts for 15 UH-1Ys

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $391,426,326 firm-fixed-price modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition undefinitized contract action (N00019-11-C-0023) to provide lot 9 long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of 15 UH-1Y new aircraft; three AH-1Z remanufactured aircraft; and seven AH-1Z new aircraft.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Oct-12

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HMLA-269 transitions to UH-1Y

HMLA-269 transitions to UH-1Y

Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 gained proficiency in the new UH-1Y “Venom” Hueys by practicing flying and landing in confined areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 9. The UH-1Y is the newest model of the Huey, and is commonly referred to as the ‘Yankee’ for the letter ‘Y’ in its… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Aug-12

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EA denied motion to dismiss Bell’s counter-claims in battlefield helicopter lawsuit

EA denied motion to dismiss Bell’s counter-claims in battlefield helicopter lawsuit

A federal judge has denied a motion by Electronic Arts to dismiss counter-claims in a trademark lawsuit filed by Textron Innovations and Bell Helicopter Textron related to helicopters depicted in its popular Battlefield games. (see full story)

Source: GamePolitics.com, 01-Aug-12

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Bell awarded $10M delivery order for UH-1Y / AH-1Z parts repair

Bell awarded $10M delivery order for UH-1Y / AH-1Z parts repair

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded June 29 a not-to-exceed $10,883,860 for delivery order 0007 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-09-D-003N) for repair coverage of 66 items required to support the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 29, 2013.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jul-12

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HMM-262 receives new Venoms

HMM-262 receives new Venoms

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced) received three UH-1Y Venom helicopters at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma May 21 and 25. The squadron, a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, received the new helicopters as part of a Corpswide transition of the UH-1N to the UH-1Y helicopter,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 01-Jun-12

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Bell honours H1 “Yankees and Zulus” in “Heroes of Aviation” Series

Bell honours H1 “Yankees and Zulus” in “Heroes of Aviation” Series

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the second of the Bell Helicopter “Heroes of Aviation” Series which pays tribute to the men and women who preserve freedom and save lives while using Bell Helicopters. “On behalf of the 11,000 men and women of Bell Helicopter, I am proud to dedicate this painting… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-May-12

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Walbridge Aldinger awarded $11M task order for H-1 test facility

Walbridge Aldinger awarded $11M task order for H-1 test facility

Walbridge Aldinger Co., Detroit, Mich., is being awarded $11,515,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-10-D-5331) for construction of an H-1Y/Z helicopter gearbox repair and test facility at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point.  This single-story high bay building facility will include a disassembly area, parts kitting area,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-12

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

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

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $56,750,000 advance acquisition contract to provide long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of Lot 10 UH-1Y (15) and AH-1Z (13) helicopters for the Marine Corps in support of the H-1 upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-12

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Afghanistan UH-1Y mechanic saves lives with maintenance discovery

Afghanistan UH-1Y mechanic saves lives with maintenance discovery

A Marine Corps sergeant in Afghanistan who unearthed a never-before-seen maintenance issue in a UH-1Y Huey was recently awarded by the Marine Corps for his potentially lifesaving find. The sergeant was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in a ceremony at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Jan. 12. Sgt. Christopher Lemke, a mechanic with Marine… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 24-Jan-12

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Galaxy Technologies awarded Bell tooling contract

Galaxy Technologies awarded Bell tooling contract

Galaxy Technologies announced today the company has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to design and manufacture tooling to support Bell’s re-design efforts for the H-1 Cuff and Yoke program in Ft. Worth, Texas. Bell Helicopter was awarded the Naval Air Systems Command contract in 2011. “The Galaxy team did… Read more »

Source: Galaxy Technologies, 11-Jan-12

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Bell awarded $20M support contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $20M support contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,359,785 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0035) to exercise an option for logistics products and services in support of H-1 helicopter upgrade program.  Services to be provided include logistics management support; technical material for maintenance planning; design interface; supply/material support; technical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $8.8M mission computer order for H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $8.8M mission computer order for H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded an $8,880,685 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for 52 GEN II mission computers for the H-1 upgrades Lot 9 production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Woodland, Calif., and is expected to be completed in January… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-12

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Bell awarded $13M contract modification for H-1 upgrades

Bell awarded $13M contract modification for H-1 upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,919,264 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00019-11-C-0023) for the systems engineering/program management and engineering investigations for the H-1 upgrades production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2012.  Contract funds will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Dec-11

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First operational deployment of upgraded H-1 with Northrop Grumman cockpit

First operational deployment of upgraded H-1 with Northrop Grumman cockpit

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Avionics System played a key role in preparing the AH-1Z helicopter for its first operational deployment, marking the initial opportunity for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters to work together as a team. The AH-1Z and its sister aircraft, the UH-1Y, are deployed aboard the USSMakin Island with the 11th Marine… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Nov-11

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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps recently successfully fired the first shots of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from a UH-1Y helicopter, in preparation for fielding in 2012. The successful shots, which took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, Sept. 9-13, mark the start of APKWS… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 12-Nov-11

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UH-1Y arrives at MCAS Cherry Point

UH-1Y arrives at MCAS Cherry Point

The rotors of the aircraft made the once peaceful flight line a whirlwind of chaos. In true military fashion the birds flew in slow and came to a hover over their designated spots. While still hovering, the aircraft turned and proceeded to touch the ground, one at a time. This landing started a new chapter… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 10-Oct-11

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UH-1Y pilots fire first APKWS shots

UH-1Y pilots fire first APKWS shots

The Navy and Marine Corps recently fired the first shots of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II from a UH-1Y helicopter at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, Calif., Sept. 9-13. The recent shots, part of the program’s low-rate initial production phase, mark the start of APWKS testing on the UH-1Y… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 03-Oct-11

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Bell awarded $10M for cuff and yoke redesign of H-1 upgrades

Bell awarded $10M for cuff and yoke redesign of H-1 upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $10,047,265 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0003) for design and development activities in support of the cuff and yoke redesign of the H-1 helicopter upgrades. This delivery order will include initiating the design-build-buy activities, part/drawing release, and support analysis for detailed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-11

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Huey crew chiefs receive award for efforts in Afghan skies

Huey crew chiefs receive award for efforts in Afghan skies

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan  —  Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 awarded 18 Marines with combat aircrew wings at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The combat wings signify service in a combat environment, compared to the basic wings all aircrew receive when their initial training is complete. The crew chiefs of HMLA-267 who received their combat… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 30-Aug-11

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UH-1Y crew chief awarded for seat design

UH-1Y crew chief awarded for seat design

Sgt. Zachary Lucas, a UH-1Y crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, was recognized for his technical innovation with a $5,000 check Aug. 19 at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton. Lucas, 26, from St. Louis, Mo., was awarded with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a check for Department of… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 26-Aug-11

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Bell awarded $550M contract for 19 UH-1Y and 14 AH-1Z

Bell awarded $550M contract for 19 UH-1Y and 14 AH-1Z

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $549,999,711 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0015) for long lead materials and components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 19 lot eight UH-1Y build new aircraft; eight AH-1Z remanufactured aircraft; and six lot eight AH-1Z build new aircraft.  This… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Jul-11

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06-Jul-11 Bell UH-1Y Camp Pendleton, US-California (1F)

The helicopter, belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed on a training flight shortly before noon Wednesday in the San Mateo Area of Camp Pendleton killing one of the seven on board.  The deceased serviceman was later named as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, of Orleans, N.Y.

06-Jul-11

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Bell awarded $7.2M modification for H-1 upgrades program

Bell awarded $7.2M modification for H-1 upgrades program

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $7,245,020 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0023) for the purchase of Lot 9 long-lead items in support of the H-1 Upgrades Program for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent), and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Jun-11

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US FY2012 defense policy includes $3.01 Billion for V-22, $1.18 Billon for other Bell programs

US FY2012 defense policy includes $3.01 Billion for V-22, $1.18 Billon for other Bell programs

Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that the committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R. 1540) by a vote of 60 to 1.  The bill authorizes $690 billion in total spending for the Department of Defense and the national security programs… Read more »

Source: Congressman Mac Thornberry, 13-May-11

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HMLA-469 receives its first UH-1Ys at MCAS Camp Pendleton

HMLA-469 receives its first UH-1Ys at MCAS Camp Pendleton

The last Marine Light Attack Helicopter squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, HMLA 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, received its first UH-1Y helicopter April 1, as part of the Marine Corps’ H-1 upgrade program. The upgrade will allow HMLA 469 to more effectively execute its mission of providing offensive… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 15-Apr-11

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UH-1Y flight training device relocated to MCAS New River

UH-1Y flight training device relocated to MCAS New River

The Navy relocated a UH-1 Yankee helicopter flight training device (FTD) to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, N.C. this winter. The trainer, a full-size replica of the UH-1 Yankee cockpit, was originally located at MCAS Camp Pendleton, Calif. It was moved to provide simulation training capability to East Coast UH-1 Yankee squadrons. It… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 05-Apr-11

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