Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. was awarded a $60.3-million contract for the production of 24 Bell 407s for Iraq, with an option to purchase up to 26 additional 407 s. Work will be performed in Alliance, Texas, (55 precent) and Mirabel, Canada, (45 precent) with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012.
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. was awarded a $128-million contract to modify the Extended Block II + requirement for the Apache Longbow from model AH-64A into AH-64D. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz. (59 percent) and St. Louis, Mo. (41 percent) with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2013.
The Boeing Co., was awarded a $142-million for CH-47F multiyear contract for the second year, production lot 7, for seven CH-47F new build aircrafts. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013.
The U.S. Air Force is modifying a contract with Insight Technology Inc., a Londonderry, N.H-based company, for an estimated $7 million. The modification will procure panoramic night vision goggles.
The U.S. Navy modified a Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., contract. The $14.6-million modified contract is for the H-1 upgrade. The modification includes: logistic management support; technical material for maintenance planning; design interface; supply/material support; technical data; distribution and inventory management/packaging; handling, storage and transportation; configuration management; supportability analysis; aircraft acceptance discrepancies; and contractor logistics support/technical liaison. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2010.