Kenya Orders Six MD530F Cayuse Attack Helicopters


Released on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Kenya
MD-500
IDIQ - Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity
ILS - Initial Logistics Support
KDF - Kenya Defence Forces
MDHI - MD Helicopters Inc.
Mesa, Ariz., September 27, 2018

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the second Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, aircraft systems and ground support equipment.

The contract was awarded through U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Initial deliveries will take place in April 2019, with all aircraft delivered prior to the August 2019 contract completion date.

"Our respect for and commitment to the warfighter is matched only by our legacy of providing the best in American-made rotorcraft to U.S. and Allied forces," said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters, Inc. "We look forward to delivering these MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces, enhancing their ability to provide close air support and over-watch for ground operations."

The IDIQ Contract vehicle ensures an estimated quantity of up to 150 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior and/or MD 530G attack helicopters are available to U.S. and Partner Nation Military Forces. With the issuance of Delivery Order 2, MD Helicopters is currently under contract to deliver a total of 36 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters.

Source: KENYA DEFENCE FORCE ORDERS SIX ARMED MD 530F ATTACK HELICOPTERS

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