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MIRABEL, Quebec. Bell Textron Canada has announced the sale of six Bell 407GXi helicopters to the government of Argenina in a government-to-government contract that was brokered between the Ministry of Defense of Argentina and the Canadian Commercial Corporation. The Argentinean Air Force and Army will use the Bell 407GXi helicopters for Search and Rescue Missions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Czech Republic for the refurbishment and modernization of six AH-1Z and two UH-1Y Excess Defense Article (EDA) helicopters, along with related equipment, valued at up to $650 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
ARLINGTON, Virginia. Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky and Boeing have filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the U.S. Army's decision to award the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract to Textron's Bell Helicopter, Boeing announced in a statement.
FORT WORTH, Texas. The U.S. Army chose Textron's Bell unit to produce and deliver the service's next-generation assault helicopter, the V-280 "Valor" tiltrotor able to take off and land vertically but also fly forward at high speeds.
WOODLAND HILLS, California. Northrop Grumman has won a $337.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide avionics and weapons support for H-1 aircraft, according to a Department of Defense statement.
FORT WORTH, Texas. Military rotorcraft maker Bell Textron has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) that will add SNC to the Bell Textron team that is working on the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.
UNITED KINGDOM. Rapita Systems has been selected to perform multicore verification for the Invictus 360's Data Concentrator Unit (DCU). The Invictus 360, part of the U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program, is an aircraft that utilizes technologies including multicore processors that require specialist verification and validation to certify.