Bell Helicopter will add an additional 25 AH-1Z helicopters to another order announced only yesterday for fifteen Marine AH-1Z helicopters.
As with the contract announced on the 8th of February, 2016, also awarded to Bell under a no bid contract exception (as Bell is the only supplier of the AH-1Z) Naval Air Systems Command will finance the full contract amount from their aircraft procurement funds from the 2016 and 2017 budget.
Read yesterday’s story on the initial contract announcement from the DoD on February 8th HERE
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