$97.6M for AH-1W Super Cobra Test & Repairs
Kollsman, Inc. in Merrimak, NH won a $97.6 million long term indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for test, teardown, analysis, and repair/ modification of various Night Targeting System (NTS), Weapon Repairable Assemblies (WRAs), and System Repairable Assemblies (SRAs) in support of the Marine Corps’ AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter. Work will be performed in Merrimack, NH and is expected to be complete by March 2012. This contract was competitively procured, with 2 proposals solicited for this limited competition requirement and 2 offers received by the Naval Inventory Control Point (N00383-07-D-001N).
The first AH-1W prototype flight took place Nov. 16, 1983 at Bell Plant Six, located at the Arlington, Texas municipal airport. After gaining approval for production, Bell followed the prototype with 195 AH-1Ws. The last AH-1W helicopter was delivered in July 1998. It will be replaced by the upgraded, four-bladed AH-1Z Viper.