Bell Helicopter Awarded Contract for 25 AH-1Z Viper
US Marines secures Lot 14 contract for 25 Bell AH-1Z Viper new build helicopters to be delivered by 2020
Defense.gov, February 08, 2017 - Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $423,413,136 for modification P00002 to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive modification contract (N00019-16-C-0003).
This modification provides for the manufacture and delivery of 25 Lot 14 AH-1Z new build aircraft in support of the H-1 upgrade program in support of the Marine Corps.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2020.
Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $423,413,136 are being obligated on this 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 authority.