Bell tapped for services to support MQ-8 Fire Scout

Bell Helicopter has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial system.

The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $9.8 million under the terms of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

The agreement between Naval Air Systems Command and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. enables the company to provide up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes and associated Bell 407 unique components, the Pentagon said.

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