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ICYMI: Cruz Praises Army Decision to Use Fort Worth’s Bell Textron for New Assault Helicopter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) praised the U.S. Army’s decision to give Bell Textron the contract to replace the Black Hawk helicopter with a new assault helicopter for military use.

Sen. Cruz said:

“The Army’s decision to give Bell Textron the contract to build the next generation assault helicopter is a clear recognition of Bell’s quality craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology production. Bell Textron Inc. is a premier aerospace manufacturer providing 5,500 good jobs to Texans and great military equipment to the U.S. Armed Forces. Over the years I’ve consistently and vociferously called on the Department of Defense to incorporate the cutting-edge work and weaponry that Bell provides into our nation’s defense capabilities, including most recently championing the Future Vertical Lift program in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, and for such technologies to be incorporated into the Coast Guard’s capabilities in the bi-annual Coast Guard Authorization Act passed by the Commerce Committee. No state has given more to protect our country than Texas, and I’m so proud that Texans will build the next generation of helicopter to dominate our enemies on the field of battle.”