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The Bell Helicopter/Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

Bell/Boeing Draws New Osprey Logistics Contract

Jan. 9, 2022
The manufacturing collaboration will supply repair and replacement parts, plus service program and inventory management, in a five-year, $1.6B DoD contract.

The Bell Helicopter/Boeing Defense collaboration that builds the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has a new U.S. Dept. of Defense contract worth up to $1.64 billion. The “performance-based logistics contract” covers repair, replacement, required availability, configuration management, and inventory management for supply support for 228 MV-22B (U.S. Marines); CMV-22 (U.S. Navy); and CV-22 (U.S. Air Force) aircraft components.

The five-year contract is due to be completed by December 2026.

Most of the contracted work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.

The V-22 Osprey is a military aircraft capable of both vertical takeoff and landing and short takeoff and landing, offering the functionality of a conventional helicopter and a high-speed turboprop aircraft. It was developed first in the mid-1980s, but its first entry into service came in 2007 with the U.S. Marine Corp.

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