MD Helicopters Signs Contrace with Middle East Customer for Six Cayuse Warrior Plus Helicopters and Six Armed MD 530F Upgrades
MD Helicopters (MDH) announces a contract signing with a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six MD 530F glass cockpit upgrades. The twelve aircraft will support counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations by providing area security, tactical reconnaissance, convoy escort, and drug interdiction throughout the country. The armed MD 530F aircraft will receive glass cockpit upgrades at MD Helicopters in Mesa, AZ. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024 for all twelve aircraft.
The Cayuse Warrior and the MD 530F are proven tactical scout and light attack aircraft valued for their unmatched power, safety, speed, agility and unparalleled confined-area capabilities. The ‘Plus’ version features mission enhancements that include the precision weapons system, avionics improvements and armor.
The Middle East selection includes a complete logistics package, including initial provisions, spares, and pilot and maintainer training.
“We are honored for the trust ally forces have put in us to provide safe, reliable assets for their security missions,” says MD Helicopters president and CEO, Brad Pederson. “We are excited to showcase the capabilities of this purpose-built, best-value solution.”
With a history of providing reliable and safe platforms for critical military and public-safety operations, MD Helicopters provides the best choice for customers who require a reliable workhorse with best economic value that protects and serves their communities.
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