Department of Defense awards contract to Bell Helicopter

Texas, US-based Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has announced it has been awarded a USD 439,563,841 by the Naval Air Systems Command for the modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030), the company said.

This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 25 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft and 25 stores control units.

Work is expected to be completed in January 2022.

Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of USD 439,563,841 will be obligated at time of award.