Bell Boeing awarded U.S. Navy contract to upgrade MV-22 Ospreys


Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $46,050,075 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price contract N00019-17-C-0015. This modification exercises options in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) effort and upgrades three MV-22 Osprey aircraft from a Block B to Block C configuration in support of the U.S. Navy.

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MV 22B Ospreys arrive at Marine Corps Base Hawaii May 11 2019

MV-22B Ospreys arrive at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 11, 2019 (Picture source: U.S. MoD)


Additionally, this modification procures new tooling in support of V-22 production, supports life of type buys for the anti-collision light system power supply, lamp drive control display unit and enhanced standby flight instrument, modifies government-owned tools and provides for future CC-RAM in-service repair support as well as production systems engineering and program management support for the Navy, Air Force and the government of Japan.

Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (91%); and Fort Worth, Texas (9%), and is expected to be completed in March 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $45,287,445; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $473,200; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $29,263; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $249,893; fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $8,039; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $2,233 will be obligated at time of award, $731,132 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


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