Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office is awarded a contract modification for the manufacture and delivery of two MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps.
The modification, worth around $165 million, also provides funding for additional repairs in support of the Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program.
Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds for the amount will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is the contracting activity (N00019-17-C-0015 – P00028).
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30%); Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15%); Amarillo, Texas (13%); Red Oak, Texas (3%); East Aurora, New York (3%); Park City, Utah (2%); McKinney, Texas (1%); Endicott, New York (1%); various other locations within the continental U.S. (CONUS) (28%); and various other locations outside CONUS (4%); expected completion by September 2023.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multirole combat aircraft that uses tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its nacelles and rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, its nacelles can be rotated to transition the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.