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MD Helicopters receives Afghan contracts
MD Helicopters has been awarded two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters.
The contracts are together worth $43.9 million.
The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues the existing efforts to provide programme management, contractor logistics support services, materiel and remote operations to support the Afghan fleet.
The second contract, worth $29.4 million, modifies the original maintenance capabilities support contract to provide continued maintenance, repairs, updates and overhauls of the Afghan Air Force’s Cayuse Warrior helicopters.
The enhanced Cayuse Warrior is a lightly armed attack helicopter that supports a wide range of training and operational missions.
According to Shephard Defence Insight, the MD 530F has a five-blade fully articulated main rotor, a crash-worthy A-frame truss with integral crew seats, high-capacity landing gear and static mast rotor support.
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