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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rotorcraft Report: Contracts

San Francisco-based URS Corp will train helicopter pilots for the U.S. Army and the Air Force under a five-year contract that could be worth up to $240 million. URS won the contract through its EG&G division, which has been training helicopter pilots for the military since 1989. Training takes place at Fort Rucker, Ala.

Raytheon, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $60-million contract for the procurement of 14 AN/AQS airborne low frequency sonar for the MH-60R helicopter for the Navy.

Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $30.4-million contract for conversion of nine U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawks into unique aircraft configuration for the Bahrain Defense Force, and for training, technical publications, integrated logistics support, field service representative, warranty and ferry flight technical shipping support.

Bell Boeing Tilt-Rotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $19-million contract for spare components of the CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas.

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $45.4 million firm, fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for two Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle systems and associated support equipment. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Md., and is expected to be completed by May 15, 2010.

Honeywell International of Phoenix, Ariz., has been awarded a firm, fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command for engine and maintenance support for the T55-GA-714A engines and components used on Boeing MH-47Gs. The work will primarily be performed at Greer, S.C., and is expected to be completed by 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole-source award.

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