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Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $198,927,812 firm-fixed-price contract for performance-based logistics support of the Chinook H-47 forward and aft rotor blades and associated containers. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $32M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $32M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $32,350,663 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F1645 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002).  This order provides for new Large Aircraft Infra-Red Countermeasure System Processor Replacement non-recurring engineering and 60 kits for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Elbit Systems of America Awarded $16M Contract for MV-22 Sustainment

Elbit Systems of America Awarded $16M Contract for MV-22 Sustainment

Elbit Systems of America, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $16,471,564 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2390, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0014).  This order procures standby flight displays to support government furnished equipment requirements for production aircraft; MV-22 Sustainment and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production spares.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-18

Rockwell Collins Awarded $81M Contract for V-22 Component Repairs

Rockwell Collins Awarded $81M Contract for V-22 Component Repairs

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $81,433,819 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for logistics and repair support for 221 components in support of the F/A-18 A-F and E/A-18 G aircrafts as well as two additional components that are common across several aviation platforms including EA6, KC130, S3B, MH60, SH60, V-22, C2A,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $60,947,957 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of the Utility Helicopter-60 Blackhawk transmission. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

Boeing Awarded $376M Contract for MH-139 Acquisition

Boeing Awarded $376M Contract for MH-139 Acquisition

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $375,550,368 firm-fixed-price contract for the non-developmental item integration of four aircraft to replace the UH-1N. This is the basic award of a contract (including options) valued at approximately $2,380,000,000, which will provide for the acquisition and sustainment of up to 84 MH-139 helicopters, training devices,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Sep-18

US Air Force selects the MH-139 based on Leonardo AW139

US Air Force selects the MH-139 based on Leonardo AW139

The United States Air Force (USAF) selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Sep-18

Boeing MH-139 to Replace US Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

Boeing MH-139 to Replace US Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The program awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. “We’re grateful… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 25-Sep-18

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Helibras delivers H225M to the Brazilian Army

Helibras delivers H225M to the Brazilian Army

Helibras has just delivered another H225M to the Armed Forces. The 10th Brazilian Army (EB) aircraft will be based on the 1st Aviation Battalion (BAvEx) in Taubaté, and is the 32nd H-XBR program, signed in 2008 with the Ministry of Defense to supply 50 model helicopters. The H225M in the Operational version is equipped with the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Sep-18

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Bell Awarded $48M Contract For V-22 PRGB Right Hand Aircraft Assembly Parts

Bell Awarded $48M Contract For V-22 PRGB Right Hand Aircraft Assembly Parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $48,365,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-18-F-LS9Q) against basic ordering agreement SPRPA1-15-G-001Y for V-22 PRGB right hand aircraft assembly parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Location of performance is Texas, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-18

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Bell Awarded $18M Contract for V-22 Platform Hub Assembly

Bell Awarded $18M Contract for V-22 Platform Hub Assembly

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $18,439,388 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract in support of the V-22 aircraft platform hub assembly. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a seven-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-18

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Bell Awarded $13M Contract for V-22 Platform Hub Assembly

Bell Awarded $13M Contract for V-22 Platform Hub Assembly

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $13,655,072 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract in support of the V-22 aircraft platform hub assembly. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a seven-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-18

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Bell Awarded $48M Contract For V-22 PRGB Left Hand Aircraft Assembly Parts

Bell Awarded $48M Contract For V-22 PRGB Left Hand Aircraft Assembly Parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $48,365,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-18-F-LS9R) against basic ordering agreement SPRPA1-15-G-001Y for V-22 PRGB left hand aircraft assembly parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Location of performance is Texas, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-18

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Kranze Technology Solutions awarded $37M Contract for V-22 Support

Kranze Technology Solutions awarded $37M Contract for V-22 Support

Kranze Technology Solutions Inc.,* Prospect Heights, Illinois, is awarded a $37,370,955 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support production, testing, installation, supportability, and technical documentation upgrades on an emerging Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence suite of equipment known as the Roll On/Roll Off Communications Suite for the V-22 Program.  Work will be performed in Prospect Heights,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $58M Contract for CH-53K Repair

Sikorsky Awarded $58M Contract for CH-53K Repair

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $58,395,297 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F0567 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004).  This delivery order provides for the procurement of 866 interim spare parts necessary to support the repair and maintenance of CH-53K low-rate initial production, Lot 2 configuration aircraft. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Sep-18

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Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-18

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Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020. Completion of the HH-60W training systems at subcontractor FlightSafety International’s facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $92,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, analysis, test and technical support services to substantiate candidate concepts/designs and to achieve Army and the Department of Defense technology mission objectives for technologies and services for the AH-64 Apache, A/MH-6M Little Bird and the H-47 Chinook. Bids were solicited via… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Sep-18

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Kenya receives nine AS550C3 Fennecs from UAE

Kenya receives nine AS550C3 Fennecs from UAE

The Kenya Air Force has announced the handover of nine Airbus AS550C3 Fennec helicopters from the United Arab Emirates. HeliHub.com believes that the aircraft will be used in Kenya’s efforts against al-Shabaab, the Somali militant group. The handover ceremony took place at Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki on 14th September, and was attended Kenya’s Cabinet… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-18

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Harris Awarded $94M contract for CV-22 radio components

Harris Awarded $94M contract for CV-22 radio components

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $93,500,000 modification (P00012) for an existing non-competitive single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92241-14-D-0006) to provide a suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasure components and related services for the technology applications and CV-22 program offices.  This modification increases the ceiling amount to $383,500,000.  At the time of obligation,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Sep-18

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General Electric awarded $18M contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts

General Electric awarded $18M contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts

General Electric Co., doing business as GE Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $17,818,296 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code. 2304(c)(1) as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Location of performance… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Sep-18

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Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces launched their first MH-60R multirole naval helicopter recently. The aircraft operates on board the Navy’s ships as well as naval bases. The helicopter is the latest in military technology and as reported by BNA, it contributes to the partnership between other countries to enhance their maritime security. In particular between… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-18

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US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

Experimental test pilots from Redstone Test Center (RTC) here teamed with operational pilots, crewmembers and ground troops from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Fort Bragg, N.C. to put two prototype UH–60V Black Hawk helicopters through their paces during a recent limited user test (LUT). The UH–60V digital Black Hawk will refit the U.S. Army’s… Read more »

Source: US Army, 18-Sep-18

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VMM-363 Dedication Ceremony

VMM-363 Dedication Ceremony

A dedication ceremony for the arrival of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 will take place Sept. 21, at their new hangar on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. “The arrival of a second MV-22B Osprey squadron to our Hawaii-based Marine Aircraft Group significantly increases our combat capability and allows us to better respond to crises… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-Sep-18

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MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 12-Sep-18

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Bell awarded $27M contract for UH-1N and TH-1H Parts

Bell awarded $27M contract for UH-1N and TH-1H Parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $27,042,247 modification (P00013) to a five-year contract (SPE4AX-17-D-9410), with one five-year option period adding six national stock numbers for main gear shafts, rotor hubs, swashplate controls, transmission case assemblies, mechanical housings, and pinion assemblies in support of the UH-1N and TH-1H helicopters.  This… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Sep-18

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Jordan donates two Cobras to the Philippines

Jordan donates two Cobras to the Philippines

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday said the Philippines will get two Cobra helicopters from Jordan. Go relayed this information to Palace reporters through text message, saying the second-hand helicopters will be delivered in July next year after the training of the Filipino pilots. Go made the confirmation as the… Read more »

Source: Philippine News Agency, 10-Sep-18

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US Air Force Plans to Replace Aging Personnel Recovery Helicopter Fleet

US Air Force Plans to Replace Aging Personnel Recovery Helicopter Fleet

The material condition of the Air Forces’ aging HH-60G fleet has declined and maintenance challenges have increased, in part due to extensions beyond the designed service life of the helicopters. About 68 percent of the 96-helicopter fleet were mission-capable as of fiscal year 2017, below the Air Force desired mission-capable rate of 75 percent. The… Read more »

Source: GAO, 10-Sep-18

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Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

Helibras delivered the 31st H225M to the Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft will be under the command of the Puma Squadron (3rd / 8th GAV), in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), and will increase the squadron’s operational capacity by assisting the FAB missions. The aircraft is the first of the FAB to rely on the Spectrolab Searchlight,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 10-Sep-18

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Flight Safety International Awarded $41M Contract for AH-1Z flight training device

Flight Safety International Awarded $41M Contract for AH-1Z flight training device

Flight Safety International Inc., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was awarded a $40,730,664 firm-fixed-priced contract to procure one AH-1Z and one UH-1Y flight training device (FTD).  In addition, this contract provides for technical refreshes for two AH-1Z and two UH-1Y FTDs. Work will be performed in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed in May 2020.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Sep-18

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $89M Contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y Development

Northrop Grumman Awarded $89M Contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y Development

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded $89,046,682 for modification P00014 to increase the ceiling of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-15-D-0013) for the research and development of AH-1Z and UH-1Y System Configuration Sets (SCSs) mission computers in support of the U. S. Marine Corps.  SCS activities include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Sep-18

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Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Aegis Combat System Support

Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Aegis Combat System Support

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded an $11,603,840 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operational and support services to the Aegis Combat System and its elements.  Elements include multi-mission signal processor, vertical launch system, command and decision system, weapon control system, Mark 99 fire control system, Aegis display system, Aegis computer infrastructure,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Sep-18

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Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker

Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker

Leonardo is presenting the AW109 Trekker at Land Forces 2018 as a fully commercial, off the shelf solution to the Australian Defence Force needs for Land 2097, Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability. The AW109 Trekker is readily deployable by C17 transport aircraft, requiring less than 30 minutes preparation for embarkation on the C17…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Sep-18

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Hydraulics International Awarded $44M Contract for AH-1Z Store Loaders

Hydraulics International Awarded $44M Contract for AH-1Z Store Loaders

Hydraulics International Inc.*, Chatsworth, California, is awarded a $43,599,667 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 305 MHU-83D production units, truck, lift, aerial stores loaders for ordnance/store loading operations on AV-8B, F/A-18, AH-1W, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and F-35 B/C aircraft in support of the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Chatsworth, California, and is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Sep-18

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Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $20,206,856 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, and time and materials) contract for engineering logistical support services for the CH-47 T55-GA-714A engine, engine components, and related systems. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-18

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Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Procurement of 5 TSS for AH-1Z

Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Procurement of 5 TSS for AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is awarded an $11,800,712 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00164-17-C-JQ71 to procure five additional target sight systems (TSS) for the Navy for AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters.  The TSS is a large-aperture mid-wave forward-looking infrared sensor with a laser designator/rangefinder turret which provides the capability to identify… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-18

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Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Apache Refurbishment

Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Apache Refurbishment

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,417,632 modification (0007) to contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for refurbishment support services for the Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $12,417,632 were obligated at the time of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Aug-18

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Raytheon Awarded $60M Contract for CH-53 and V-22 Support

Raytheon Awarded $60M Contract for CH-53 and V-22 Support

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a five-year performance-based logistics contract (N00383-18-D-PH01) in the amount of $59,717,916 for support of the CH-53 and V-22 Forward Looking InfraredSystem.  The first delivery order for the first year of the contract will be issued concurrently with the award of the basic contract in the amount of $15,971,160.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Aug-18

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US delivers new Chinook to Turkey despite F-35 problem

US delivers new Chinook to Turkey despite F-35 problem

Turkey has recently received their second batch of CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the US. The contract was for 11 helicopters, with 6 having been delivered in 2016, this second batch of five completes the contract. Turkey and the US are currently in a political row, with the delivery of F-35 jets being delayed by Donald… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Aug-18

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Norwegian Navy tests NH90 helicopter landings on ships in open sea

Norwegian Navy tests NH90 helicopter landings on ships in open sea

The Norwegian navy recently tested helicopter/ship landings in the North Sea. The object was to determine the operational limits within which NH90 helicopters could land safely on two Norwegian ships in open sea. The method used for that purpose, developed by NLR in association with the Dutch navy, produced a significant saving on the costs… Read more »

Source: NLR, 29-Aug-18

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Raytheon awarded $9M contract for MQ-4C Systems Engineering

Raytheon awarded $9M contract for MQ-4C Systems Engineering

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded $9,359,975 for cost-reimbursable job order 0010 under previously awarded contract N00164-17-G-JQ02 to procure engineering support for production and fleet integration of the Triton multi-spectral targeting system on the Navy MQ-4C helicopter. The primary mission of the electro-optical/infrared system is to provide enhanced visual imagery to augment existing electronic sensors… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Aug-18

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Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Soldiers from the headquarter companies of the Idaho Army National Guard’s 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion and the Royal Thai Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion are conducting a staff exercise together as part of Hanuman Guardian 2018 Aug. 20 — 30 at the Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center in the Saraburi province. The staff exercise provides Soldiers… Read more »

Source: US Army, 28-Aug-18

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Bell Awarded $18M contract for H-1 rotary wing blades

Bell Awarded $18M contract for H-1 rotary wing blades

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $17,693,937 firm-fixed-price contract for H-1 rotary wing blades. This is a one-time buy with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Location of performance is Texas, with a Sept…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Aug-18

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Technical Systems Integration Inc Awarded $11M contract for MH-53E MK-105 Gear Repair

Technical Systems Integration Inc Awarded $11M contract for MH-53E MK-105 Gear Repair

Technical Systems Integration Inc.,* Chesapeake, Virginia, is awarded a $10,585,142 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for depot-level repair, overhaul, and modification for the MK-105 magnetic minesweeping gear.  The MK105 Magnetic Influence Minesweeping System is a high-speed catamaran hydrofoil platform which is towed behind the MH-53E helicopter and is used to sweep magnetic influence mines.  This contract includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Aug-18

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Bell Awarded $510M Contract for the Manufacture and Delivery of 29 AH-1Zs

Bell Awarded $510M Contract for the Manufacture and Delivery of 29 AH-1Zs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $509,750,754 for modification P00005 to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0030) for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z Build New aircraft in support of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program.  In addition, this modification provides for long lead material and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Aug-18

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Rostec presents a modernized Night Hunter

Rostec presents a modernized Night Hunter

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has presented a new version of the Mi-28NE attack helicopter at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2018 which is being held from August 21 through August 26 in Kubinka in the Moscow Region.  The attack helicopter can interact with drones and operate them remotely. The modernized Mi-28NE helicopter is presented at the static exposition of the forum…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Aug-18

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Rostec presents modernized Mi-35M and Mi-35P

Rostec presents modernized Mi-35M and Mi-35P

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) is presenting modernized Mi-35M and Mi-35P attack helicopters for the first time at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY 2018, which is being held from August 21 through August 26 in Kubinka in the Moscow Region. Guests and participants of the forum will be able to see the machines at the static exposition of the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Aug-18

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Modernized Mi-26T2V takes its first flight

Modernized Mi-26T2V takes its first flight

The modernized Mi-26T2V helicopter made for the Russian Aerospace Forces took its first flight at the flight-test center of Rostvertol company of Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation). A prototype made by Rostvertol company will be sent to the Moscow Region under its own power soon, where it will participate in the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2018”, being presented at the static exposition. “The Mi-26 helicopter is a unique… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Aug-18

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Bell awarded $28M Contract for V-22 proprotor gearbox assemblies

Bell awarded $28M Contract for V-22 proprotor gearbox assemblies

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $27,637,661 firm-fixed-price contract for V-22 proprotor gearbox assemblies. This is a one-time buy with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. Location of performance is Texas, with an April… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Aug-18

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Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

Tests for the Oskol unguided 80mm aircraft missiles were held recently at the Ukrainian Armed Forces firing ground in Chernihiv. The missiles were fired from a Mi-8 helicopter, reports Ukrinform.  A rough amount of thirty missiles were shot on the day.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Aug-18

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NH90 Qatar contract now effective

NH90 Qatar contract now effective

Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. Leonardo acts as overall prime… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Aug-18

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Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for MH-60 Analysis

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for MH-60 Analysis

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $9,699,191 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 4042 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004).  This delivery order procures non-recurring engineering necessary to conduct comprehensive fatigue life analysis to define the expected service life of the MH-60 Sierra Multi-Mission Helicopter in support of the Navy.  Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-18

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Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems

Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems

Saab has received a follow-on order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the IDAS-2 self-protection suite for the Indian Army’s Dhruv helicopter. The order amounts to approximately MSEK 350. The order includes the IDAS-2 (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite) and the production will take place at Saab’s facility in Centurion, South Africa. Deliveries will begin during… Read more »

Source: Saab, 17-Aug-18

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Boeing being sued over December 2016 Apache accident

Boeing being sued over December 2016 Apache accident

The families of the two Texas Army National guard chief warrant officers who died in a 2016 crash are suing Boeing. The officers, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dustin Lee Mortenson and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Maurice Lowe, were flying an AH-64D on December 28. The families are suing Boeing for an unspecified amount of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-18

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Germany expecting delay in CH-53G replacement tender

Germany expecting delay in CH-53G replacement tender

The German Defence Ministry may have to delay a $4.56 billion tender for the replacement of their CH-52G helicopters. The funding is not yet secured, with the Finance Ministry pushing for a larger budget for digitalisation and infrastructure. The bidding process for the contract was supposed to be started this year, but finance issues may… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-18

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Diplomatic row jeopardizes $1.5B helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan

Diplomatic row jeopardizes $1.5B helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan

Turkish Aerospace Industries is currently producing 30 T129 ATAK helicopter gunships for Pakistan but have hit a snag in the process. In order to go further with the contract, Turkey needs U.S. export licenses, which the U.S. is threatening to not give. This comes after Washington sanctioned two Turkish ministers. This lead to Turkey sanctioning… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Aug-18

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Bell awarded $11M Contract for Helicopter Yoke Assemblies

Bell awarded $11M Contract for Helicopter Yoke Assemblies

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $11,451,501 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-18-F-M21S) against a five-year basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-16-G-001W) for helicopter yoke assemblies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year, five-month contract with no… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-18

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Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). A third Bell 429 is scheduled for delivery to the JDF next year. The three aircraft will be used to complete a range of missions including, search and rescue, medical evacuations, natural disaster relief,… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 14-Aug-18

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Egypt Receives new Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters

Egypt Receives new Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters

The Egyptian Military has received 12 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters from Russia. The agreement between Russia and Egypt were 46 new Ka-52s by 2019, reports Defence Web.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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Japan resumes talks with local government on V-22 deployment

Japan resumes talks with local government on V-22 deployment

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera met with Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi to discuss the planned deployment of V-22 aircraft. The deployment had been put on hold after a GSDF AH-64D attack helicopter crashed into a house in Saga Prefecture in February. The pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash, while a girl was injured fleeing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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LOTN completes overhaul of first Afghan Mi-17V-5

LOTN completes overhaul of first Afghan Mi-17V-5

LOTN has finished the overhaul of the Afghan Air Force’s first Mi-17V-5 helicopter. This is the first overhaul of the platform in the EU and Nato, reports Air Force Technology. LOTN won the contract in a bid in 2016. The work done on the aircraft has been praised by the LOTN board of directors chairman… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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Bell Boeing Joint Program awarded $74M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing Joint Program awarded $74M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is awarded $74,217,505 for a firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for the repair of 23 items used on the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed at contractor facilities in Fort Worth, Texas; and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. The percentage of work at each of those locations cannot be determined at this… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Aug-18

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New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

CAE announced it has been awarded a contract from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD). The contract also includes the provision of long-term maintenance and support services upon delivery of the simulator to RNZAF Base Ohakea… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Aug-18

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US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems to provide touch screen computer display units (CDU) as an upgrade to the company’s ASN-128 Doppler GPS Navigation System on Black Hawk helicopters. The self-contained, all-weather, day or night navigation system enables Black Hawk pilots to view real-time flight plan data. This task order, which was awarded to… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 08-Aug-18

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NAVAIR signs $47 million ManTech contract

NAVAIR signs $47 million ManTech contract

ManTech (Nasdaq:MANT) announced a four-year $47 million award with the DoD Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DS TAT) Multi-Award Contract (MAC) to provide technical support and collaboration for the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter program (PMA-261). “ManTech’s support will bring digital to the mission,… Read more »

Source: ManTech, 08-Aug-18

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Sikorsky quietly launches the S-100 helicopter

Sikorsky quietly launches the S-100 helicopter

As Sikorsky has developed various helicopter models over the years, so each has been given an “S” designation.  Many are well known, such as the S-76 and S-92, and others which only ever existed as office drawings and did not make it to hardware.  There are also likely to be numbers in the series which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-18

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First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year. “We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “From… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 01-Aug-18

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Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra for IMP upgrade

Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra for IMP upgrade

Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton marked the end of an era July 18 with the induction of the last AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP). The H-1W is being retired and replaced with the newer H-1Z Cobra. “The technology is more advanced in the Z than… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 30-Jul-18

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Astronautics completes MFDS software upgrade

Astronautics completes MFDS software upgrade

Astronautics Corporation of America has completed its multifunction display system (MFDS) software update for customer SENER and Babcock MCS España on the Spanish Navy’s AB-212 fleet. Astronautics’ MFDS is a key part of the avionics that have been upgraded for the Spanish Navy as part of an AB-212 Helicopter Life Extension Program. The upgrades will… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 30-Jul-18

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $65M contract for MV-22 & CV-22 Generator Support

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $65M contract for MV-22 & CV-22 Generator Support

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $64,810,326 three-year long-term requirements contract for repair of the constant frequency generator in support of both the MV-22 (Marine Corps) and the CV-22 (Air Force) aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by July 2021. Annual working capital funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Jul-18

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SNC Submits Sierra Force™ Helicopter in Final Bid

SNC Submits Sierra Force™ Helicopter in Final Bid

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has submitted its Sierra Force helicopter in its final bid and proposal to replace the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) UH-1N Huey fleet. Sierra Force is an innovative solution to the USAF’s need for a cost-effective, multi-mission aircraft, utilizing a modernized and remanufactured UH-60L Black Hawk. “We are very proud of the… Read more »

Source: Sierra Nevada Corporation, 24-Jul-18

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Northrop Grumman Delivers Software for UH-60V

Northrop Grumman Delivers Software for UH-60V

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered software to the U.S. Army for the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter to enter Limited User Testing (LUT) ― a critical milestone leading into production. As the supplier of the Integrated Avionics Suite for the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, Northrop Grumman has delivered software for the helicopter to enter… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 23-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $181,253,232 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of up to 156 Multi-Year II Block I configured CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $264M contract for MH-47 Support Services

Boeing awarded $264M contract for MH-47 Support Services

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a maximum $264,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services for the MH-47 helicopter in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This requirement will furnish all labor, services, personnel, data, transportation, equipment, facilities and materials required to accomplish the work and perform engineering tasks. Contract funds will not… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Jul-18

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Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. “The Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and challenging missions,” said Pat Donnelly, director, H-47 Domestic and Foreign Military Sale Programs. “By incorporating key Block II… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 18-Jul-18

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