At the same time the IDIQ contract was granted, MDHI received the first delivery order for 30 MD 530Fs to the Afghan Air Force.
“The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior has been a proven performer in support of ground operations and in the execution of close air support interactions since it first arrived in Kabul,” said MDHI CEO Lynn Tilton. “It is extremely gratifying to see that our focus on quality, technology, and rapid delivery has resulted in such a significant contract, one that solidifies MDHI’s position as a preferred provider of armed scout attack helicopter solutions.”
According to MDHI, a number of other countries have expressed interest in acquiring the MD 530F and the MD 530G. The company has committed to deliver any/ all contracted units in 12 months or less ARO (after receipt of order).