Mon, Oct 13, 2008
Lot 5 Purchase Option Exercised
Bell Helicopter announced Friday the US Navy has exercised an
option under its contract with Bell to purchase Lot 5 of the H-1
Upgrade Program, an award worth $210 million.
The 15 aircraft in Lot 5 include 11 UH-1Y aircraft and four
AH-1Z aircraft. All 15 aircraft will be built at Bell’s
Military Aircraft Assembly Center in Amarillo, TX.
On September 30, the Navy signed a modification to an existing
contract that exercised an option to purchase the additional
aircraft. Bell is now on contract to produce a total of 49 upgraded
H-1 aircraft for the Marines: 37 UH-1Y utility aircraft and 12
AH-1Z attack aircraft.
The H-1 program, which includes both the utility Yankee and the
attack Zulu models, began Phase II of its Operational Evaluation on
February 13. A full-rate production decision is expected later this
year. The H-1 Upgrade Program currently calls for a total of 100
UH-1Y and 180 AH-1Z aircraft.
So far, the company has delivered 20 upgraded H-1 helicopters:
14 UH-1Ys, and six AH-1Zs.
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