Defense.gov, February 10, 2019 - Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $240,266,448 for modification P00009 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030) for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft for the kingdom of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2022.
FMS funds in the amount of $240,266,448 are being obligated at the 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.
Last November, State Department approved the deal with Bahrain, worth an estimated $912 million which also includes 26 T-700 GE 401C engines, 14 AGM-114 hellfire missiles, 56 advance precision kill Weapon system II, avionics systems for the helicopters and all the related support equipment and training.
The AH-1Z Viper is the gunship helicopter used by the US Marine Corps