A contract posting by the US Dept of Defense yesterday indicates that MD Helicopters has been awarded a contract valued at $1,385,497,987 for the procurement of “an estimated quantity of” 150 MD530F helicopters. Given the low rate of production of all models at MD for the last 8-10 years, there must have been a massive party in Mesa when this news came in!
MD Helicopters Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $1,385,497,987 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Afghanistan) contract for procurement of an estimated quantity of 150 MD 530F aircraft and required production support services to include program management, delivery support, pilot training and maintenance. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-17-D-0089).
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
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