Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. to manufacture 29 AH-1Z aircraftNews
August 24, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas. Department of Defense (DoD) officials modified an existing contract with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. in Forth Worth, Texas for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z aircraft in support of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program. The contract is worth $509,750,754.
In addition, this modification provides for long lead material and components for an additional seven Lot 16 aircraft.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $509,750,754 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.