MD Helicopters Receives $50M to Support Afghan Air Force MD-530F Helicopter Fleet

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) has been awarded a contract modification, worth around $50.4 million, to provide logistics support for the Afghan Air Force MD-530F Cayuse Warrior armed scout helicopter fleet.

The modification was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 Afghanistan Security Forces, Army funds for the contract amount were obligated at the time of the award.

The contract work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020.

MD 530F Cayuse Warrior (Model 369F) Light Scout Attack Helicopter is an armed variant of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter built by MD Helicopters. It is the hot and high version of the MD Helicopters MD 500 (civilian version of OH-6) powered by a Rolls Royce (Formerly Allison) 250-C30P turboshaft engine rated at 650 shp (485 kW).

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