Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $182 Million Contract for Production of Two CV-22B

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $182,176,913 modification (P00039) to previously awarded, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0015 for the production and delivery of two CV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, this modification provides for post-production repairs in support of the MV-22B Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization Program for the Navy. Work is expected to be completed in March 2025. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement ( U.S. Air Force) funds in the amount of $168,676,913; and fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (U.S. Navy) funds in the amount of $13,500,000 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The CV-22 is the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) variant of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey. The CV-22’s mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. Like the MV-22 Osprey, the CV-22 is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover, and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Those capabilities give this versatile, self-deployable aircraft the capability to conduct missions that would normally require both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The CV-22 is equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor, and other advanced avionics systems that allow it to operate at low altitude in adverse weather conditions and medium- to high-threat environments.

Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft

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