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MD Helicopters to support Kenyan MD 530Fs

16th September 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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MD Helicopters has received a contract to provide training and support for the Kenya Defence Force MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters.

The support includes Contractor Logistics Support, Contractor Field Service Representatives, and both CONUS and OCONUS training.

Delivery of Kenya’s six MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters will be complete by the end of 2019. Powered by the Rolls-Royce 250-C30 650shp turbine engine, the aircraft will feature an advanced, all-digital glass cockpit, ballistically tolerant crashworthy fuel system, Harris RF-7850A tactical radio, Rockwell Collins HF-9000D, and the full complement of standard mission equipment including FN Herstal weapons management system, DillonAero mission configurable armament system, DillonAero fixed-forward sighting system, 62mm ballistic armour protection, FN Herstal .50 calibre HMP 400 machine gun pods and M260 7-shot rocket pods.

The work will run through December 2020. Transition training will take place at the MD Helicopters headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, with OCONUS operations, including field service support, armament, and gunnery training, scheduled to occur at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya.

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