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ABOUT TEXTRON SYSTEMS


Textron Systems is a world leader in unmanned air, surface and land products, services and support founded on the combined expertise in our family of brands that includes Textron Systems, Howe & Howe, Lycoming, and ATAC. We harness the unlimited power of teamwork to solve incredible problems across seven specialized domains: air, land, sea, propulsion, weapon systems, electronic systems and test, training & simulation. From product development and manufacturing to training, operations and support, we integrate and offer ingenious and advanced solutions to support defense, aerospace, and other customer missions.

 

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS AWARDED UNCREWED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS) CONTRACTOR-OWNED/CONTRACTOR-OPERATED CONTRACT FOR THREE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS (LCS) BY U.S. NAVY​


Hunt Valley, Maryland, AUGUST 9, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded an initial contract valued at up to $19.5 million by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide UAS operational support to two Independence Class LCS and one Freedom Class LCS variants. This award joins the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB)-4 and ESB-5, as well as two DDG- class ships, bringing the total number of U.S. Navy ships supported by the Aerosonde® UAS system to seven.


Textron Systems will deploy its Aerosonde UAS to provide mission overwatch and extended intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services with enhanced mission payloads as seen aboard the ESB-5.


“Contractor-owned/contractor-operated contracts like this support the Navy’s continued investments in uncrewed assets for their ships,” said Wayne Prender, Senior Vice President, Air Systems. “We’ve seen the benefits of our Aerosonde UAS for DDG and ESB- class ships already, and we’re honored to be expanding into this new ship class, allowing us to continue supporting maritime domain awareness and missions while delivering operational and logistical capabilities.”


 

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BELL BEGINS HSVTOL RISK REDUCTION TESTING AT HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE


HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. ( 13 September, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) test article to Holloman Air Force Base for demonstration and technology evaluation. The team will leverage the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Holloman High Speed Test Track to test the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.


“The HSVTOL test article delivery and start of sled testing operations serves as a major milestone in our mission to develop the next generation of high-speed vertical lift aircraft,” said Jason Hurst, executive vice president, Engineering, Bell. “Bell plans to showcase HSVTOL technology informed by more than 85 years of high-speed rotorcraft development and leverage lessons learned to produce a flying prototype with game-changing capabilities.”


The objective of Bell’s sled test operations is to validate key technologies through a full-scale, integrated demonstration in a representative operating environment. Bell plans for the test article to execute a series of HSVTOL high-speed transition maneuvers, a first of its kind capability for vertical lift aircraft. Prior to delivery at Holloman Air Force Base, Bell successfully completed functional demonstrations at Bell’s Flight Research Center.


Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed (400+ kts), range, and survivability of jet aircraft. Bell has developed high-speed vertical lift technology for more than 85 years, pioneering innovative VTOL configurations like the X-14, X-22, XV-3 and XV-15 for NASA, the U.S Army and U.S. Air Force, and continues to build on its proven history of fast flight from the Bell X-1.


 

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS, HOWE & HOWE AND TELEDYNE FLIR DEFENSE SELECTED FOR NEXT PHASE OF U.S. ARMY ROBOTIC COMBAT VEHICLE (RCV) PROGRAM​


Hunt Valley, Md., OCTOBER 2, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Team RIPSAW – Textron Systems, Howe & Howe and Teledyne FLIR Defense has been down selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) Phase I: Platform Prototype program, an anticipated Army Program of Record (PoR). Team RIPSAW submitted a response to this competitive prototype project solicitation, which was released to members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC).


Under Phase 1, the company will deliver two RIPSAW® M3 prototype vehicles in 2024. Upon delivery, the U.S. Army will begin comprehensive testing against published system requirements related to mobility, sensor performance, remote vehicle control and overall systems reliability. In parallel to building and delivering vehicles, Team RIPSAW will complete the preliminary design for the M3 variant.


The RIPSAW M3 is a rugged and reliable RCV platform, leveraging Textron Systems’ nearly four decades of cross-domain uncrewed product design, integration, manufacturing, and fielding experience., Designed to meet stated Army requirements while keeping a focus on transportability and mission versatility, the vehicle is ready to meet the challenges of an everchanging battlefield. It features an open architecture design and common chassis which supports a wide variety of field exchangeable payloads from a basic flat-top deck configuration.


Team RIPSAW has invested in this family of robotic vehicles since 2019 when the RIPSAW M5 system first debuted. Later variants, including the M5-E (electric) and M3 Tech Demonstrator, leveraged the team’s collaboration with industry partners, academia and the U.S. Army to perform multiple mission sets in various environmental and test conditions. Since 2019, the RIPSAW family of vehicles have amassed over 2,000 miles of durability testing.


“The technology behind the family of RIPSAW vehicles demonstrates the innovative approach and experience Howe & Howe has in ground robotic vehicles,” said Senior Vice President Mike Howe. “We’ve developed multiple vehicles, all with the same robotic core, so they’re mission-ready and adaptable as needed.”


“Team RIPSAW combines the specialties of Textron Systems, Howe & Howe and Teledyne FLIR Defense, creating a mission-ready system to support the Army’s needs,”
said Senior Vice President Land Systems and Sea Systems David Phillips. “Building on our proven cross-domain capabilities and experience, the vehicle has evolved and adapted based on customer feedback, leading us to the RIPSAW M3 of today.”


“We’re proud to be partnered with Textron Systems and Howe & Howe to deliver this unprecedented robotic platform to the U.S. Army,
” said Dr. JihFen Lei, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense. “We’re excited to bring our expertise in providing tethered uncrewed aerial systems, 360-degree situational awareness, and other intelligent sensing technology onto the RIPSAW M3 that will give our soldiers a decisive tactical edge and allow commanders to make better, faster decisions.”


 

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BELL RECEIVES T901 IMPROVED TURBINE ENGINE FOR BELL 360 INVICTUS


Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 23, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Army has officially delivered GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell for its submission for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. With the engine’s arrival, Bell is prepared to complete the build for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and move forward to the next stages of the FARA competition.

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“The ITEP delivery is a major milestone for FARA and the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype,” said Jayme Gonzalez, program manager, FARA. “Now that we have received the engine, we are ready to begin working toward ground runs and other necessary preparations before first flight later next year.”


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Bell and Team Invictus have been focused on preparing our FARA support infrastructure, supply chain and manufacturing hub to ensure alignment as we move forward on the path toward first flight. With the T901 now in hand, the Bell team is prepared to instrument and install the engine and functionally prepare the aircraft for ground test operations.


Once the aircraft has been functionally tested with the T901 installed, the next steps for the Bell 360 include completing the Test Readiness Review and a restrained ground run. These tests are key to enabling the safe, rapid, and efficient execution of the flight test program.


“Our team has been hard at work to drive down risk in preparation for ground and flight tests,” said Chris Gehler, senior vice president and program director, FARA. “We are excited to receive the T901 engine and look forward to demonstrating the transformative capabilities of the Bell 360 Invictus. As well, we continue to advance and meet Army requirements for an open weapons system design that provides the next level of lethality and survivability into our warfighters’ arsenal.”


At Bell, we believe that it is crucial to fill the Army’s Reconnaissance capability gap. The Bell 360 Invictus offers major increases in speed, reach, and lethality that will enable the Army to reintroduce the critical scout and reconnaissance capability with both piloted and autonomous capabilities. Now that the T901 engine has been delivered, Bell and Team Invictus are one step closer to delivering this capability to our warfighters safely and affordably.


 

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U.S. ARMY AWARDS TEXTRON AVIATION CONTRACT FOR THREE BEECHCRAFT KING AIR TURBOPROPS


- Award is part of $100 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for special missions Cessna SkyCouriers, Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft King Air turboprops


WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Textron Aviation today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL, for Cessna SkyCourier, Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Beechcraft King Air 360 and Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop aircraft in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract allows up to $100 million U.S. dollars for the acquisition of Textron Aviation aircraft over a five-year period.


The Cessna SkyCourier, Cessna Grand Caravan EX and Beechcraft King Air are designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.


The initial award is for three King Air 360 Extended Range (KA360ER) aircraft, of which two are destined for the Peruvian Naval Aviation Force (Fuerza de Aviación Naval) and one for the Ecuadorian Naval Aviation (Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana).


“This IDIQ aligns with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s recent tasking memo directing improvement and acceleration of DOD’s institutional processes to execute FMS cases. It will provide highly capable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) aircraft that can be equipped with COTS releasable technology, and it will accelerate acquisition and contracting timelines from many months or years to weeks,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “We are honored the U.S. Army created this multiyear IDIQ contract with Textron Aviation, which provides the ability to rapidly procure COTS aircraft and modification for FMS allies and partner nations.”


All three of the initial King Air turboprops awarded will perform maritime patrol to enforce the sovereignty of Peru and Ecuador over their respective Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).


 

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ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE TAKES DELIVERY OF FIRST BELL 505S​


Dubai, UAE (Nov. 16, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first five of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The purchase agreement, signed on July 6, 2022, includes aircraft delivery complete with a flight training device and a comprehensive computer-based training package to support basic and advanced rotorcraft flight training at the King Hussein Air College in Mafraq, Jordan.

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"Bell is thrilled to complete the first Bell 505 deliveries to the Royal Jordanian Air Force and looks forward to equipping its cadets with a full fleet of technologically advanced, dynamic aircraft that will enhance the Armed Forces' operational readiness," said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales, Bell.



"We are pleased to receive the first Bell 505 aircraft of our new fleet and look forward to providing our pilots with one of the best possible training platforms. These deliveries mark the expansion of our operations in the country and the growth of the capabilities of the Royal Jordanian Air Force," said Brig. Gen. Mohammad F. Hiyasat, Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force.


The Royal Jordanian Air Force is one of many military forces in the Middle East region employing the Bell 505 as their advanced military trainer of choice. Horizon International Flight Academy in the UAE operates 12 Bell 505s, and the Kingdom of Bahrain recently took delivery of three Bell 505 aircraft in early 2023. More than 30 Bell 505 helicopters operate throughout the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, the Bell 505 is the military training helicopter for the Montenegro Air Force, Republic of Korea Army and Republic of Korea Navy.


The Bell 505 is a five-seat aircraft designed for reliability and efficiency while using the most advanced technology to date. The platform uses a fully integrated Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite and Safran Arrius 2R engine with a dual-channel FADEC.


 

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BELL ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF ITS THIRD HEMS BELL 429 TO AIR ZERMATT


Madrid, Spain (November 28, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt.


“Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to providing life-saving search-and-rescue missions in a particularly demanding environment in the Swiss Alps, but also their trust in Bell in getting them through the missions quickly and safely,” said Jacinto Jose Monge, Europe managing director, Bell. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Air Zermatt as they expand their capabilities in the region.”


With its 75-person medical personnel and flight crew, Air Zermatt provides transport, tourist flights, and rescue operations in the Swiss Alps and surrounding communities. Each year, Air Zermatt carries out around 2,000 rescue missions, the majority of which are with the Bell 429.


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“Bell continues to advance our mission by supplying highly reliable and versatile aircraft for our fleet. The addition of a third Bell 429 will allow us to greatly extend our reach in providing search-and-rescue support to the Swiss Valais community,” said Gerold Biner, acting CEO at Air Zermatt until the end of 2023.


In addition to the delivery of their Bell 429, Air Zermatt has opted to add their entire Bell 429 fleet under Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) that protects direct maintenance costs and aircraft value over time – keeping aircraft in service longer.


“With the challenging environment that we operate in, CAP has proven to be a vital tool in ensuring the longevity of our fleet, and also provides us with one-on-one technical support at a moment’s notice,” added Biner.


The Bell 429 continues to be a sought-after model in Europe by those operating in HEMS and law enforcement segments. Designed for passenger mobility and healthcare emergency services, the Bell 429 has the most cabin space in the light twin helicopter market, with flat flooring and seven passenger seating. Combined with smooth flight characteristics and high reliability, the cabin can also comfortably fit two litter carriers, another significant benefit for HEMS operations.


 

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS SUPPORTS F-35 BLOCK IV UPGRADES WITH A2PATS® SIMULATOR


Additional Capability Provided Through Modular Design


HUNT VALLEY, MD, NOVEMBER 28, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a Purchase Order by Lockheed Martin to support Norway Italy Reprogramming Lab (NIRL) Block IV upgrades to support testing of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft capabilities with the A2PATS® systems. The A2PATS, Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator, system was delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in 2019. Valued at approximately $50M, this award supports upgrades to existing NIRL lab equipment including an enhanced frequency range capability and additional interfaces to support simulation and test of Block IV capabilities on the aircraft.


The A2PATS system is an advanced electromagnetic environment simulator incorporating electronic warfare (EW), communications and electronic intelligence capabilities providing performance and flexibility in verifying EW systems. Because of the modular design, customers are able to customize both install and level of support from A2PATS.


“A2PATS is a cutting-edge EW capability with industry-leading extreme fidelity,” said Steve Mensh, Senior Vice President, Electronic Systems. “The system’s capabilities support the Block IV upgrades the F-35 Joint Program Office is making to the aircraft. Textron Systems has proudly continued to expand the support we provide to the F-35 program with the A2PATS and other test and boresight technologies.”

Featuring impactful analytical tools and enhanced test capabilities, A2PATS is an ideal test solution to ensure peak performance and readiness for the customer.


 

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TEXTRON AVIATION BOLSTERS SUPPORT IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA THROUGH EXPANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH WALLAN GROUP​


WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Textron Aviation today announced that it plans to expand its relationship with longtime channel partner Wallan Group by adding approval as an authorized service facility for Beechcraft King Air turboprops.


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The Beechcraft King Air is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.


“Wallan Group has a proven track record of providing quality maintenance and excellent service to our Cessna Citation customers,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales, Textron Aviation. “With an established and growing base of King Air aircraft in the Kingdom, this latest authorization provides an even greater level of convenience and in-country support.”


Wallan Group has served as an authorized service facility for Cessna Citation jets since 2008. With Textron Aviation’s focused sales and support efforts in the Kingdom, the company looks forward to its continuing relationship with the Wallan Group and support of customers within the Kingdom.


 

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BELL DEMONSTRATES HIGH-SPEED VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING (HSVTOL) TECHNOLOGY AT HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE​


Bell showcases High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.




“The successful sled test completion is a culmination of Bell’s HSVTOL research and unprecedented technology development,”
said Jason Hurst, Executive Vice President, Engineering. “The technology demonstration provides Bell with critical experience and knowledge that will inform our X-plane development for DARPA’s SPRINT program. It is a pivotal step in the creation next generation of high-speed vertical lift aircraft for future warfighters.”


The SPRINT program intends to design, build, and fly an X-Plane, an experimental aircraft to demonstrate enabling technologies and integrated concepts necessary for a transformational combination of aircraft speed and runway independence for the next generation of air mobility platforms.


 

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TRU SIMULATION REVEALS CUTTING-EDGE VERIS VR FLIGHT SIMULATOR AS NEW COST-EFFECTIVE TRAINING SOLUTION FOR PILOTS


TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TRU Simulation announced today a new, cutting-edge Veris™ Virtual Reality (VR) Flight Simulator that provides helicopter and fixed-wing model customers with a more cost-effective and innovative solution to accomplish pilot training. Unveiled during this week’s HAI Heli-Expo, the Veris simulator is a clean-sheet design that combines industry-leading features of a full flight simulator (FFS) with immersive virtual reality technology to empower pilots to navigate the skies confidently. Equally exciting is that Bell Training Academy (BTA) has been named the launch customer and will be the first to use the Veris simulator for training on the Bell 505 helicopter later this year.


TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs, manufactures and delivers high-fidelity training devices and full-motion simulators for civil and defense customers.


"TRU is dedicated to advancing simulation technology through innovation. The Veris offers the benefits of a full flight simulator experience in a compact, cost-effective and pioneering design," said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager, TRU Simulation. "Furthermore, due to its innovative clean-sheet design and focus on efficiency, the manufacturing process for this simulator is highly streamlined. We eagerly anticipate the enthusiastic reception of this groundbreaking new category of simulators by the BTA, rotorcraft and fixed-wing communities."


The Veris VR Flight Simulator is designed to meet both FAA flight training device level 7 and EASA flight training device level 3 standards. Certification activities with both FAA and EASA are in process.


“The Bell Training Academy is honored to be the official launch customer for the Veris VR Flight Simulator for the Bell 505 and provide advanced training solutions to the aircraft’s growing customer base,” said Chad Sparks, general manager, Bell Training Academy. “Our world-renowned institution aims to deliver the most comprehensive maintenance and flight training for Bell customers, and we’re excited to collaborate with TRU Simulation, another Textron business unit, to support Bell’s global network.”


The Veris simulator includes a fully electric six degrees-of-freedom motion base to produce accurate flight cues and vibrations. It also features TRU’s REALFeel control loading system, providing the same realistic flight control sensations found in its level D full flight simulators. Tactile cockpit panels allow the pilot to interact with the aircraft switches and avionics just as they would in the aircraft. Finally, a VR headset replaces the traditional visual system, immersing the pilot into the flight environment.


The Veris offers state-of-the-art simulator components, including:

  • TRU’s new Image Generator, powered by Unreal Engine®
  • Electric six degrees-of-freedom motion base
  • Custom modeled airports
  • Varjo VR/MR headset
  • Digital electric control loading system
  • Newly designed Instructor Operating System
  • Qualification test guide testing
  • Remote instructor control unit
  • Lesson plan and debrief systems (optional)

TRU Simulation is an industry leader in developing advanced, high-fidelity full flight simulators and flight training devices. TRU’s new Veris VR Flight Simulator will leverage the same flight data, software baselines and advanced technologies used in its top-end level D FFS to produce an identical great experience in a virtual world, which brings a higher level of fidelity and accessibility to simulator devices. The device is designed to accommodate multiple rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft types.


 

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BELL RECEIVES ORDER FOR FOUR BELL 429S FOR PARAPUBLIC OPERATIONS​


Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide.


“Bell is honored another customer has chosen the Bell 429 to expand its parapublic fleet, a testament to its growing global footprint,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Commercial Sales. “Bell takes great pride in providing all-encompassing aerial solutions to serve a broad range of regional law enforcement agencies and the citizens of their respective municipalities.”


The Bell 429 can be fitted with a hoist, search light and rope kit, along with mission console, HD camera and video downlink. The law enforcement configuration can accommodate up to six passengers plus two crew in its 204sqft (5.78m3) cabin, which has easily removable seats for different arrangements and cargo carrying. The cargo hook has a capacity of 3,000lbs or 1,361kg.


Bell boasts an esteemed global fleet of Bell 429s law enforcement platforms that offer performance, reliability and rapid response capabilities day in, day out, to the dedicated crew members that use them. Bell is a trusted partner for public safety operators across the globe – and is responsible for developing the world's first police helicopter more than 73 years ago.


 

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THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR BELL’S H-1 HELICOPTERS BEGINS​


AMARILLO, Texas (March. 28, 2024) – The first Bell AH-1Z set to receive the Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) modification to be provided by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company, under a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, has arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. SIEPU modifications optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability by increasing the electrical power capacity on the aircraft and support the integration of additional cabin capabilities. SIEPU marks the start of the next chapter in the life of domestic H-1 helicopters, following the completion of the U.S. Marine Corps Program of Record in November 2022.


“The Bell AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom provide the backbone of attack and utility aviation support in the various battlespaces in which they are used, so SIEPU comes at an important time for the future strategic implementation of this platform,” said Mike Deslatte, Bell H-1 senior vice president and program director. “SIEPU will be immediately beneficial for today’s operations, and also sets the H-1 up to quickly support future operational needs, some that may not even be conceived of yet.


With SIEPU, H-1s will be able to upgrade to current weapons systems with next generation capabilities, including kinetic long-range munitions and air launched effects as well as new non-kinetic capabilities. These upgrades greatly extend reach and range while simultaneously enhancing standoff distance.


While the H-1s have already demonstrated their capability to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems, SIEPU will also allow for there to be enough on-board power capacity for future weapons that are yet to be implemented.


“We are confident that SIEPU will help the Marine Corps expand mission essential tasks with more mission flexibility,” said Danielle Markham, SIEPU program manager. “The important thing is to make sure the H-1 is in a position to take advantage of those opportunities as they become available.


Prior to arriving at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, the AH-1Z and UH-1Y completed datalink capabilities testing with the Marine Corps modifications at Camp Pendleton and testing with VMX-1 in Yuma. Bell plans to continue supporting the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom through the 2040s in alignment with the Marine Corps Aviation Plan.


 

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