PHILADELPHIA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 18th January 2019 the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office announced that the company has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
This is an 11-month base agreement with 4 one-year option periods. The works under that contract will be executed in Texas and Pennsylvania and concern the V-22 aircraft of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.
Pat Walsh, retired Admiral and Boeing vice president for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Services, commented, “As one of the most in-demand assets for the U.S. military, the V-22 needs a support team that understands the technical aspects of the aircraft as well as customers’ operational needs. Bell Boeing is excited to bring our OEM expertise to the V-22 fleet and deliver solutions that help ensure the aircraft are ready for any mission.”
In July 2018, Bell Boeing was awarded a $4 billion contract for the production and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the U.S. Navy; one CV-22B for the U.S. Air Force, and 14 MV-22B aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Bell Vice President for the V-22 Program, Chris Gehler, said, “The Bell Boeing team is dedicated to providing the safest and most reliable aircraft to the warfighter. We will continue to produce innovative solutions and deliver technical expertise, training, and maintenance to enhance readiness.”
Under this performance-based logistics (PBL) contract, Bell Boeing will improve the aircraft maintainability and mission readiness for the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps V-22 fleets. The agreed works cover maintenance planning, site activation, training and trainer support, support equipment, and dedicated field personnel for all V-22 squadrons all over the world.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, tilt-rotor military aircraft that features both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is developed so that to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.
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Source: Boeing, Wikipedia