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

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

19-May-2014 Source: US DoD

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 for the auxiliary fuel kits. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent) and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2017. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $337,772,560 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Editor note – on 21st May, DoD updated this as follows

The contract announcement on May 16, 2014, for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas (N00019-13-C-0023), for $337,772,560 was announced with an incorrect award amount and obligated amount. The correct amount for both is $377,772,560.

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