By Naomi Szeben
MD Helicopters, Inc. was awarded two independent contract awards for a total of $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters.
The first contract awarded on May 28, 2021, is a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues MDHI’s efforts to provide program management, and contractor logistics support (CLS) services, material, and remote operations to support the Afghan fleet. Work will take place in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
The second contract, was awarded on June 10, 2021 and is worth $29.4 million. It modifies MDHI’s original maintenance capabilities support contract. Under this six-month contract, MD Helicopters will provide continued maintenance, repairs, updates, and overhauls of the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters in Mesa, Kabul, and Al-Ain.
The enhanced MD 530F Cayuse Warrior is a light armed attack helicopter known for its confined area capabilities. The aircraft supports a wide range of training and operational missions, providing efficient multi-mission support with an increased performance profile.