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Md-530's For Afghanistan

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#1 Dawes



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 1916 PM

From today's DoD contract announcements:


MD Helicopters Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $1,385,497,987 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Afghanistan) contract for procurement of an estimated quantity of 150 MD 530F aircraft and required production support services to include program management, delivery support, pilot training and maintenance. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-17-D-0089).


Doesn't that sound like an awful lot of helicopters for a relatively small service?

#2 Simon Tan

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 0221 AM

Not really but where will they find so many Afghan pilots?

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 0337 AM

Not really but where will they find so many Afghan pilots?


who said they are going to be afghan? Sweet money for overpriced contractors. $kaching$




How good are the MD530 in hot and high conditions?

Edited by Panzermann, 06 September 2017 - 0338 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 1909 PM

Wish procurement programs for the US were so simple.... here there'd be 10 years of trials, bids, appeals and lawsuits only to end up with a cancelled program

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