Con­tract for 150 MD530Fs

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & In India -

The US Depart­ment of De­fence has awarded a $1.4bn For­eign Mil­i­tary Sales con­tract to MD He­li­copters for an es­ti­mated 150 MD5300F he­li­copters. The first de­liv­er­ies un­der the con­tract will be 30 new Cayuse War­riors for the Afghan Air Force, these air­craft con­fig­ured with MDH’s newly cer­ti­fied Block 1 glass cock­pit, fea­tur­ing How­ell In­stru­ments’ en­gine in­stru­men­ta­tion sys­tem, Garmin GDU 620 elec­tronic flight in­stru­ments, Garmin GTN 650H com­mu­ni­ca­tion/nav­i­ga­tion GPS and North­ern Air­borne Tech­nol­ogy’s cabin au­dio sys­tem. Mis­sion equip­ment will in­clude an FN Her­stal weapons man­age­ment sys­tem, a Dil­lonAero Mis­sion Con­fig­urable Ar­ma­ment Sys­tem (MCAS) weapons plank and fixed­for­ward sight­ing sys­tem.

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