MD Helicopters (MDH) announced a contractwith a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six armed 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 Middle East selection includes a complete logistics package including initial provisions, spares, and pilot and maintainer training.
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.