Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Program Insider: Contracts
Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to collaborate on helicopters for Indonesian government agencies. Bell will manufacture model 412EPs in North America and PTDI will assemble them at its facilities in Bandung, Indonesia.
Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md. has obtained a $142-million follow-on contract for 55 additional Arrowhead modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) kits for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. Lockheed Martin has also won a follow-on U.S. Army performance-based logistics (PBL) contract for the target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (TADS/PNVS) and modernized TADS/PNVS systems on the AH-64 Apache.
MACRO Industries, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., has received a $9,514,350 firm-fixed-price contract for 357 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter armor panel ship sets and 36 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter armor repair kits. Work is set to take place in Huntsville, with completion scheduled by Sept. 30, 2010. U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded the contract on Aug. 5, 2009.