MD Helicopters inks contract for 6 Cayuse Warrior Plus Copters, 6 armed MD530F jets with Middle East Customer

MD Helicopters (MDH) has signed a contract with a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six 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.

Also, 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.

Noteworthy, 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.

Besides, the ‘Plus’ version features mission enhancements that include the precision weapons system, avionics improvements, and armor.

About Cayuse Warrior Helicopters

Known for its speed, safety, and agility, the Armed Cayuse Warrior delivers increased operational capabilities, greater mission versatility and superior performance in a reliable and cost-effective attack solution. 

  • Max Gross Weight​: 3,750 LB
  • Useful Load: Internal: 1,199 LB
  • Max Cruise Speed: 110 KT
  • Max Operating Altitude: 16000 FT
  • Max Range: 235 NM

About MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) manufactures high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility, and VIP mission profiles.

With thousands of aircraft in service worldwide, MDH has been designing and building aircraft known for their safety, versatility, responsiveness, speed, and reliability since 1947.

To be noted that MD Helicopters, LLC is owned by an investment consortium comprised of MBIA Insurance, Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP, and MB Global Partners.