Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $509,750,754 for modification P00005 to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0030) for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z Build New aircraft in support of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program.
In addition, this modification provides for long lead material and components for an additional seven Lot 16 aircraft.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2021.
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $509,750,754 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
|Maximum Speed||200 Knots-Indicated Air Speed (KIAS)/230 mph/370 km/h|
|Maximum Autorotation Speed||120 KIAS/138 mph/222 km/h|
|Combat Radius||131 NM/151 miles/243 km|
|Maneuverability||-0.5 to +2.5 g|
|Cruise Speed||139 Knots True AirSpeed (KTAS)/160 mph/257 km/h|
|Sideward/Rearward Flight||45 KIAS/52 mph/83 km/h|
|Maximum Gross Weight (MGW)||18,500 lbs./8,391 kg|
|Maximum Useful Load||5,764 lbs./2,615 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||412.5 gal/1,561 L|
|Output, Uninstalled, Each Engine||1,800 shp/1,342 kW|