$440 million contract bringing more business to Bell Amarillo factory

VIDEO: $440 million contract bringing more business to Bell Amarillo factory

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A $440 million contract is bringing more business to the Bell Amarillo factory.

The U.S. Departement of Defense announced Friday the company will be building 25 more Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters for the Navy.

The announcement says about 40 percent of the work will be done in Amarillo. The rest of the work will be done in Fort Worth.

According to the company’s website, the Bell AH-1Z flies with the most advanced aircraft weapons and survivability equipment in the world. The helicopter is the only attack helicopter in the world with a fully integrated air-to-air missile capability.

You can view a video about the helicopter below:

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