Tuesday, March 21, 2023

U.S. Army contracts with MD Helicopters for support of Afghanistan’s MD-530F fleet

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday an agreement worth about for $34 million for logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet.  

Within the deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, MD Helicopters Inc. will perform support of Afghanistan’s MD-530F light attack and reconnaissance helicopters.

Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021.


The MD-530F is an evolution of the fabled OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter, known for speed, safety, agility and the ability to operate with ease in confined spaces, the Armed MD-530F Light Scout Attack Helicopter delivers increased operational capabilities, greater mission versatility and superior performance in the execution of a broad range of mission profiles.

Adaptable to support a wide range of training and operational missions, the MD-530F Cayuse Warrior offers a safe and efficient crew environment and mission training skills that will positively transfer to other platforms.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is executive editor of Defence Blog. He is journalist, accredited defense adviser and consultant. READ MORE