Friday, November 15, 2013

Contract: Bell, $8.3M

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $8,266,644 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacturing and delivery of three Bell 407 analog helicopters in support of the endurance upgrade of the vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-8C Fire Scout. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; Mirabel, Canada; and Ozark, Ala., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0022). (Source: DoD, 11/14/13) Gulf Coast note: Portions of the work on the larger Fire Scouts will eventually be done in Moss Point, Miss.