10-Mar-2016 Source: US DoD
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $55,927,999 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead parts and components for the manufacture and delivery of 24 Lot 14 AH-1Z new build aircraft in support of the H-1 upgrade program. 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 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $55,927,999 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting authority (N00019-16-C-0003).