Bell-Boeing Receives V-22 Aircraft Deal

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Bell-Boeing Receives V-22 Aircraft Deal

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $69,6 million for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0073 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.


This order provides for the non-recurring engineering (Phase II) of the Improved Inlet Solution (IIS) for the V-22 aircraft, including completion of preliminary and critical design reviews; installation of an IIS retrofit kit for installation on a CV-22 aircraft for demonstration and operation; installation of aircraft instrumentation to support flight test analysis; flight and qualification testing of the IIS design; and removal of the instrumentation from the test aircraft following flight testing.

Work will be performed Amarillo, Texas (73 percent), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018.

Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force and Navy) funds in the amount of $31,290,663 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($41,795,790; 60 percent) and the U.S. Navy ($27,863,860; 40 percent).

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Press Release, July 23, 2014; Image: Wikimedia
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