Elbit Systems Ltd announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded an approximately $35 million contract for repair of line-replaceable units in support of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
The five-year firm-fixed-priced contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).
The repairs will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and Talladega, Alabama, and the contract will be performed until October 2025.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.
The U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps, both under the U.S. Department of the Navy, operates V-22 with the USMC fielding its variant, MV-22B Osprey, in 2007 and the Navy planning to get its variant, CMV-22B Osprey, operationalized for carrier onboard delivery (COD) missions beginning in 2021.
MV-22B is used as an assault transport for troops, equipment and supplies, and it is capable of operating from ships or from expeditionary airfields ashore.
The U.S. Air Force fielded its version of the aircraft, the CV-22B, in 2009. It is used by the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.