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State Dept OKs $952M Helicopter, Missile Sale to Pakistan

The State Department has approved Pakistan’s request to purchase Viper attack helicopters and Hellfire missiles from the U.S. under a potential $952 million foreign military sales agreement. Pakistan will use the precision strike aircraft and weapons to carry out counterterrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North Waziristan Agency, federally-administered tribal areas …

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Reuters: US Navy Plans to Buy Tiltrotor Aircraft from Bell-Boeing

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials have inked a memorandum of understanding to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter, Reuters reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, Andrea Shalal writes the Navy plans to buy four V-22s between fiscal year 2018 and fiscal 2020 under the agreement. …

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Army Awards Vertical Lift Helicopter Prototype Contracts to Bell, Boeing-Sikorsky Team

The U.S. Army has selected Bell Helicopter and a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Sikorsky to build demonstrator rotorcraft prototypes under phase one of the branch’s Joint Multi Role technology demonstration program, Aviation Week reported Tuesday. Amy Butler and Graham Warwick report the program is a precursor to the Army’s planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) …

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DSCA Details Potential $1B in Missile, Helicopter Service Deals for Iraq

The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements with Iraq worth more than $1 billion combined that cover Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) defense equipment and logistics support for the country’s rotorcraft from Bell Helicopter. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday that Iraq has asked to buy 5, 000 Lockheed-made AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles, other parts and …

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Pentagon Wants Israel to Have Ospreys By 2015

The Defense Department has prioritized a foreign military sales order from Israel for six Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter-built V-22 Ospreys ahead of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Israel’s formal request for modified versions of the tilt-rotor aircraft came this week following Defense …

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Boeing-Bell JV Wins $6.5B Navy Osprey Aircraft Order; James O’Donnell Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary Bell Helicopter’s joint venture has won a five-year $6.5 billion U.S. Navy contract for 99 V-22 Osprey aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Richard Sisk writes the JV will produce 92 MV-22 Ospreys for the Marine Corps and seven units of the CV-22 …

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Navy Awards Bell Helicopter Textron $391M for UH-1Y, AH-1Z Long Lead Parts

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $391, 426, 326 contract modification to Bell Helicopter Textron for long lead parts and components for 25 new and re-manufactured helicopters. According to the Defense Department, the parts are needed for the manufacture of 15 new UH-1Y aircraft, seven new AH-1Z aircraft and the …

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Boeing, Bell to Provide Upgraded Helicopter Trainers to Air Force on $34M Order

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $34 million order for three new CV-22 trainers and a device upgrade to the V-22 program team of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary Bell Helicopter. The team will upgrade a CV-22 cabin part task trainer and two fuselage aircrew and maintenance trainers at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. …

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