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Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce completion of its fourth delivery of aircraft tail pylons for the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion the largest helicopter is the U.S. naval fleet. The fifth and final pylon will ship by the end of the year. Erickson was contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 18-Dec-15

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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US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $354,156,879 modification (P00309) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for funding for the Navy’s fifth program year for 29 MH-60R helicopters, and to fund associated program and logistics support. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Dec-15

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

MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Operational Assessment

MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Operational Assessment

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a successful land-based operational assessment (OA) with the unmanned, autonomous helicopter MQ-8C Fire Scout, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Nov. 20. The OA demonstrated the endurance and sensor integration capabilities on the new MQ-8C airframe. The Fire Scout collected real time data points during… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Dec-15

Thales awarded $13M delivery order for H-60 weapons assemblies

Thales awarded $13M delivery order for H-60 weapons assemblies

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $13,398,394 for undefinitized contract action delivery order 7014 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-13-G-003F for the repair coverage for 38 weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System for the H-60 aircraft. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-15

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.9M delivery order for H-60 receiver processors

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.9M delivery order for H-60 receiver processors

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $7,931,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (THCV) against corporate contract SPRWA1-13-D-2000 for receiver processors in support of the Navy H-60 program. This was a sole source acquisition using justification 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1). Location of performance is New York, with a Jan. 31, 2019, performance completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Nov-15

Aurora Flight Sciences win $11M more work on unmanned VTOL cargo project

Aurora Flight Sciences win $11M more work on unmanned VTOL cargo project

Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded $11,146,376 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00018 under previously awarded contract N00014-12-C-0671 for the Autonomous Aerial Cargo I Utility System (AACUS) program.  The Office of Naval Research funded the AACUS program which is an innovative Naval prototype pursuing significant advances in the state of the art in rotorcraft autonomy. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Nov-15

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Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $65,801,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 22 MH-60R full-rate production Lot XIII Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems for the Navy (20), and the government of Saudi Arabia (2), including associated program management support.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Nov-15

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Raytheon awarded $14M contract for H-60 Forward Looking InfraRed

Raytheon awarded $14M contract for H-60 Forward Looking InfraRed

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $14,546,660 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7001 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-15-G-009H for the repair of 137 units in support of the H-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting System Forward Looking InfraRed.  Work will be performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-15

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AAR vertrep contract with US Navy extended

AAR vertrep contract with US Navy extended

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised a one-year renewal option for its Airlift division to perform vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services for the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 7thFleets in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.  The one-year renewal is valued at approximately $14 million. The contract was awarded to AAR Airlift Group in… Read more »

Source: AAR, 04-Nov-15

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Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted the first MH-60R helicopter slated for Denmark from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in a ceremony today at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, New York. “We are excited to accept this aircraft bound for Denmark,” said Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 27-Oct-15

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27-Oct-15 Sikorsky CH-53E Castelvetrano, Italy

Emergency landing made in public park

27-Oct-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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Sikorsky awarded $191M confract for H-53 weapons work

Sikorsky awarded $191M confract for H-53 weapons work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $191,530,501 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for repair coverage of six weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the CH-53 and MH-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut.  Work is expected to be completed by December 2017.  No contract funds will be obligated at the time of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Oct-15

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US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

Having been disestablished in 1994, HM-12 will once again serve as a fleet replacement squadron, where new pilots and crew members go to learn how to fly their designated aircraft. See full story

Source: PilotOnline, 01-Oct-15

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Erickson wins Military Sealift Command contract worth $7M

Erickson wins Military Sealift Command contract worth $7M

Erickson Helicopters Inc., McMinnville, Oregon, is being issued a $7,297,558 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-13-C-8000) to exercise a 12-month option for the provision of ship-based and shore-based vertical replenishment and other rotary-wing logistic services.  These include search and rescue support; medical evacuations; passenger transfers; internal cargo movement; and dynamic interface testing in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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AAR awarded two Military Sealift Command contracts worth $21M

AAR awarded two Military Sealift Command contracts worth $21M

AAR Airlift Group Inc., Palm Bay, Florida, is being issued a $6,746,197 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-14-C-8013) to exercise a 12-month option for the provision of ship-based and shore-based vertical replenishment and other rotary-wing logistic services.  These include search and rescue support; medical evacuations; passenger transfers; internal cargo movement; and dynamic interface… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6,594,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-14-C-0002) to exercise an option for the procurement of one MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer, including technical data.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (95 percent); and Binghamton, New York (5 percent), and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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GE awarded $79M three-year T700 engine contract

GE awarded $79M three-year T700 engine contract

General Electric (GE) Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $79,574,620 basic long-term requirements contract for the repair or replacement of T700 engine components utilized on the H-60 and AH-1W aircraft, along with receiving, warehousing, inventory management, packing, shipping, electronic data interchange requisitioning and commercial asset visibility reporting transactions of the T700 engine depot level… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

A new era began at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) on Sept. 11 with the arrival of the first Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Col. Daniel Lapastole, vice commander, 129th Rescue Wing, landed the aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after a four-stop, cross-country trek from the unit’s home at Moffett Federal Airfield, California. Fleet… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 01-Oct-15

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Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

The widows of two pilots killed when a wave swept their helicopter off a destroyer filed suit in San Diego Monday against the U.S. Navy, asking them to declare the San Diego-based destroyer “unreasonably dangerous.” See Full Story

Source: NBC San Diego, 24-Sep-15

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US Navy lifts contracting suspension of 2 ex-AgustaWestland execs

US Navy lifts contracting suspension of 2 ex-AgustaWestland execs

Former Finmeccanica Chief Executive Giuseppe Orsi (pictured) and Bruno Spagnolini, who headed the company’s AgustaWestland helicopter division, were removed from suspension in August – See full story

Source: Reuters, 11-Sep-15

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SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,838,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee definitive contract for MH-60 weapon systems support and sustainment.  The MH-60 weapon systems consist of the MH-60R and the MH-60S helicopters.  The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and deployed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Raytheon wins $33M contract modification for ten MH-60R sonar systems

Raytheon wins $33M contract modification for ten MH-60R sonar systems

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $33,000,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 10 MH-60R full-rate production Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Lot XII systems.  Work will be performed in Brest, France (59 percent); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (37 percent); and Johnstown, Pennsylvania (4 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Aug-15

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DynCorp wins $104M support contract for all Naval Test Wing Atlantic fleet

DynCorp wins $104M support contract for all Naval Test Wing Atlantic fleet

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $104,085,696 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0033) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance and logistics support for all aircraft and support equipment for which the Naval Test Wing Atlantic has maintenance responsibility. This includes all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems. The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search minehunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-15

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CH-53K first flight put back to late 2015

CH-53K first flight put back to late 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been forced to delay the first flight of its largest helicopter until later this year while it completes testing fixes to its gearbox and other problems, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday. See full story

Source: WSJ, 17-Jul-15

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HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

Cmdr. Kenneth P. Ward relieved Cmdr. Lonnie L. Appleget as commanding officer of the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 during an airborne change of command ceremony with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), July 4. Appleget, a plankowner of George Washington, completed his command tour not only on the… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Jul-15

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USS Mustin wins helicopter safety award

USS Mustin wins helicopter safety award

The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and its embarked helicopter detachment from the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM ) 51, were selected for the annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ship-Helicopter Safety Award in May. This unique award honors the cruiser or destroyer and embarked detachment with the… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 29-Jun-15

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Sikorsky awarded $8.1M delivery order for H-53 nacelles

Sikorsky awarded $8.1M delivery order for H-53 nacelles

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $8,088,361for firm-fixed-price delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) for nacelles physical configuration audit support for the H-53 in-service program. In addition, this order provides for the procurement of 36 production kits. Work will be performed in Tallahassee, Alabama (90 percent); and Stratford,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Jun-15

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Raytheon awarded $10M delivery order for H-60 FLIR repairs

Raytheon awarded $10M delivery order for H-60 FLIR repairs

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $10,405,640 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7041 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-10-G-006D) for repair of units in support of the H-60 multi-spectral targeting system forward looking infrared system. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 2017. Fiscal 2015… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Jun-15

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Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

In connection with Denmark’s procurement of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R multirole SEAHAWK® helicopters, Terma has successfully pursued several business opportunities with the companies providing the helicopters. The team, known as Team Seahawk, includes Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, CAE, and Lockheed Martin. “Our collaboration with Team Seahawk includes advanced composites structures, mission-critical space technology and aircraft… Read more »

Source: Terma, 17-Jun-15

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US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

May 27 The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had signed a deal with Japan to buy components from two decommissioned, U.S.-built MH-53E heavy-lift helicopters operated by the Asian country, and other spare parts to help service its own aging fleet of H-53 aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 01-Jun-15

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L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $56,182,753 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for logistics and depot level services for 119 TH-57 aircraft in support of the Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program. Work will be performed at the Naval… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-May-15

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Korean Air to deliver maintenance services for US Navy’s CH-53 helicopters

Korean Air to deliver maintenance services for US Navy’s CH-53 helicopters

The US Navy has selected Korean Air as the sole provider of depot-level maintenance services for its CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters. See Full Story

Source: naval-technology, 29-May-15

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Raytheon wins $9.5M contract for H-53 and V-22 repair work

Raytheon wins $9.5M contract for H-53 and V-22 repair work

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,540,000 for delivery order 7009 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00383-11-G-003D) for repairs in support of the H-53 and V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed by May 2016. Fiscal 2014 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-May-15

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HAI wants urgent action to potect Veterans access to flight training

HAI wants urgent action to potect Veterans access to flight training

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, Rep. Brad Wenstrop (R-Ohio) plans to sneak into a larger bill an amendment that would severely limit veterans’ funding for flight-training degree programs. Show your support for our veterans: contact the heads of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee TODAY to prevent the inclusion of amendments that restrict GI benefits for flight training…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-15

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Sikorsky awarded $480M weapons contract

Sikorsky awarded $480M weapons contract

Sikorsky Aircraft CorporationCorp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $480,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for spare parts that will be used in various weapon system platforms, including the H-53 and H-60 platforms. Estimated value cited is based on demand quantities for the life of the contract. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a five-year… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-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 awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,098,324 firm fixed price contract for gearbox assembly spare parts in support of the H-1 helicopter. This contract was a sole-source. This is a 54-base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas with a Sept. 30, 2019, performance completion date…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

A failure in the main gear box of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) developmental Sikorsky CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter has prompted the need for redesign of that component as the Corps presses ahead to replace its troubled and ageing CH-53Es, US Navy (USN) and USMC officials said on 14 April. See Full Story

Source: IHS, 17-Apr-15

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US Coast Guard team stops over 5200kg of cocaine in single interdiction

US Coast Guard team stops over 5200kg of cocaine in single interdiction

USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment successfully intercepted a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America in early March. This interdiction conducted in coordination with U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell (WHEC-719) and the Canadian Navy vessel HMCS Whitehorse (MM-705) is estimated… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 06-Apr-15

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Elbit integrates color helmet display and tracking on US Navy MH-60S test aircraft

Elbit integrates color helmet display and tracking on US Navy MH-60S test aircraft

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a contract from Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) to install, integrate, and support flight evaluations of the Elbit Color Helmet Display and Tracking System (CHDTS) on MH-60S Seahawk test aircraft for the US Navy. The contract value, which is in an… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 02-Apr-15

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27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

US Navy TH-57B rolled over onto its starboard side during a night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured

27-Mar-15

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US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

The Navy says it plans to obtain its own fleet of 44 V-22 Ospreys, taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020. See Full Story

Source: Stars And Stripes, 25-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 $8.4M contract on 407s for Fire Scout program

Bell awarded $8.4M contract on 407s for Fire Scout program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $8,431,030 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0022) to exercise an option for delivery of one Bell 407 Analog Helicopter, and preservation and storage of seven aircraft in support of the endurance upgrade of the MQ-8C Fire Scout. Work will be performed in Ozark,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Mar-15

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CalFire helicopter pilot dies on duty of natural causes

CalFire helicopter pilot dies on duty of natural causes

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Pilot Jerold “Jerry” Bonner: “Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of CAL FIRE Forestry Fire Pilot Jerry Bonner. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and… Read more »

Source: CAL FIRE, 10-Mar-15

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09-Mar-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Pensacola, US-Florida (11F)

7 Marines and 4 Army personnel killed in poor visibility on Florida coast. The missing Marines were from a special operations regiment out of Camp LeJeune in North Carolina – identified as  Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III , Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock , Staff Sgt. Kerry… Read more »

09-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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Northrop Grumman awarded $25M MQ-8 support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $25M MQ-8 support contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $25,848,612 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of MQ-8 operational, vendor, maintenance-related and laboratory support software. Services to be provided include analysis of engineering change proposals, development of plans of action and milestones, laboratory facility studies and analysis,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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Maritime Helicopter Support awarded $25M delivery order for H-60 components

Maritime Helicopter Support awarded $25M delivery order for H-60 components

Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Trevose, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $25,499,598 modification for firm-fixed-priced delivery order 0005 under previously awarded performance based logistics contract (N00383-11-D-0003F) in support of 1275 components of the H-60 aircraft. Work will be performed at Stratford, Connecticut (70 percent) and Oswego, New York, (30 percent) and work will be completed by January,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. This economical overhaul allows OAM to maintain critical capabilities necessary for the security of the American people, while saving valuable taxpayer dollars. The approximate cost for the overhaul is $1.3 million per… Read more »

Source: CBP, 17-Feb-15

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Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Dr. Dave Williams, a health care chief executive and record-breaking Canadian astronaut and aquanaut, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the gala dinner at the 11th-annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Tuesday, March 24, dinner at the Westin Bayshore hotel is expected to attract 600 people – many of the people attending… Read more »

Source: 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, 16-Feb-15

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12-Feb-15 Bell TH-57 Spencer Field, US-Florida

Training accident of a SeaRanger out of Whiting Field NAS, rolling over onto its side while landing

12-Feb-15

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12-Feb-15 Sikorsky MH-53E Norfolk, US-Virginia

Precautionary landing shortly after take off – MH-53E is currently focus of safety inspections regarding wiring and fuel lines

12-Feb-15

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Raytheon awarded $270M contract to support V-22 systems, testing and software

Raytheon awarded $270M contract to support V-22 systems, testing and software

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a potential value of $270 million by the U.S. Navy’s Air Systems Command to support V-22 Osprey systems, testing and software. The work will be performed by Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services at its facility in Indianapolis, Ind. Under the contract,… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 11-Feb-15

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US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

Issued Feb 6th –  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership conducted a review board at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Feb. 6, 2015, to determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures that were put in place after the January 2014 MH-53E mishap. After an initial assessment by NAVAIR’s Heavy Lift Helicopters Program (PMA-261), the in-service support… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Feb-15

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L-3 awarded $22M modification to MH-60R data link contract

L-3 awarded $22M modification to MH-60R data link contract

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $22,709,796 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of the Common Data Link Hawklink system in support of the MH-60R aircraft. This option includes 29 AN/ARQ-59 radio terminal sets (RTS), 11… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-15

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GE awarded $29M contract for six GE38 engines for CH-53K

GE awarded $29M contract for six GE38 engines for CH-53K

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $28,997,331 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0132) for the procurement of six T408-GE-400 (GE38-1B) System Demonstration Test Article engines in support of the CH-53K helicopter program. Work will be performed in South Windsor, Connecticut (17 percent); Lynn, Massachusetts (15 percent), Evendale, Ohio (12 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jan-15

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Raytheon awarded $45M job orders for MH-60 multi-spectral targeting system

Raytheon awarded $45M job orders for MH-60 multi-spectral targeting system

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $27,594,138 for firm-fixed-price job order 0057 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S. Navy.  This acquisition is to satisfy a U.S. Navy MH-60 program for multi-spectral targeting system components that will be used by the U.S. Navy. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jan-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for  Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida is being awarded a $35,514,955 firm-fixed price contract for the fabrication, integration, test and production of airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) and delivery of peculiar support equipment and engineering services to support those systems.  This contract is in support of the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-15

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Takes First Flight on US Navy destroyer

MQ-8C Fire Scout Takes First Flight on US Navy destroyer

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast. After more than a year of land-based testing at Point Mugu, California, the MQ-8C Fire Scout grew its sea legs,… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 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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BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $13,679,958 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N61340-14-C-0002) under Topic #03-190, helicopter operations aircrew/crew chief trainer. The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install, and test MH-60 Naval aircrew training… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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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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21-Dec-14 Sikorsky MH-60S Camp Buehring, Kuwait

Crashed on night training flight.  Ended up on its starboard side.  All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation

21-Dec-14

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Rockwell Collins awarded $420M ARC-210 radio contract by US Navy

Rockwell Collins awarded $420M ARC-210 radio contract by US Navy

Rockwell Collins has received a $420 million, four-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for continued deliveries of the ARC-210 advanced airborne software defined radio (SDR) system. Installed on more than 180 different aircraft platforms in 45 countries, the ARC-210 is considered the world’s standard for airborne radios. This contract will ensure that… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 17-Dec-14

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DynCorp awarded $44M contract to support US Navy aircraft at NAS Fallon

DynCorp awarded $44M contract to support US Navy aircraft at NAS Fallon

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $44,530,685 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics services for aircraft assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada. Services will be provided in support of 20 F/A-18A-F; three EA-18G, five MH-60S, 14 F-16A/B; and two… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-14

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=29441. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version of the existing MQ-8B Fire Scout using… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 04-Dec-14

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