Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has won a pair of contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense related to rotor blades and OH-58D cabins.
The first contract, valued at more than $61 million, calls for the procurement of a dozen new metal OH-58D cabins, along with 12 supplemental parts kits and associated “over and above effort demands” for the U.S. Army. Bell will conduct a large majority of the work in Amarillo (around 97 percent), with the rest in Hurst.
The second agreement, worth upwards of $21 million, calls for Bell to supply rotary wing blades to the U.S. Navy. Completion is projected for January 2017, with the manufacturing set to take place in Texas. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation in Philadelphia issued the contract.
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