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Bell-Boeing begins Navy Osprey work under multi-year deal

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The Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office in Amarillo, Texas, has been awarded a $4,191,533,822 contract modification to convert a previously-awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multi-year contract.  This provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy; 14 MV-22Bs for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the US Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan.

‘Bell-Boeing is pleased to extend production of the V-22, supporting our warfighters with one of the most versatile and in-demand platforms in the US arsenal,’ said Chris Gehler, Bell Vice President for the V-22 Program. ‘This multiyear production contract provides program production stability through at least 2024.’

The US Navy will use the CMV-22B for transporting personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, replacing the C-2 Greyhound in the carier onboard delivery (COD) role.

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