MD Helicopters wins $1.4bn contract to deliver armed MD 530 aircraft

MD Helicopters has secured a $1.4bn contract to deliver MD 530 armed scout attack helicopters to the US and partner nation army aviation forces.

Under the five-year foreign military sales indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company will deliver a total of 150 armed MD 530 aircraft.

Initial deliveries include 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.

Worth $176.6m, these aircraft are configured with the company’s newly certified Block 1 glass cockpit and will be delivered by September 2019.

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