US Navy Acquired Bell 407 for MQ-8C Program
US Navy acquired 3 Bell 407 airframes valued $10M to be delivered by 2020 for conversion into Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Defense.gov, March 16, 2018 - Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes, associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and storage in the support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout.
Work will be performed in Ozark, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in December 2020.
No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR.302-1.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-18-D-0119).
Northrop Grumman Corporation build the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the US Navy giving escort ships like destroyers, frigates and littoral combat ships a persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capacity
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Northrop-Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout in US Navy
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See also US Navy Orders 10 Additional MQ-8C