Bell Boeing awarded US Navy contract to produce 4 additional MV-22B Osprey aircraft

The U.S. Department of Defense of May 5 announced that Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $482,300,000 fixed-price incentive (firm-target) undefinitized modification to a previously awarded contract (N0001917C0015). This modification adds scope for the production and delivery of four CMV-22B Osprey (Lot 27) aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

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Bell Boeing awarded US Navy contract to produce 4 additional MV 22B Osprey aircraft MV-22B Osprey of the U.S. Marine Corps near Yuma, Ariz., April 6, 2021 (Picture source: USMC)

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30.08%); Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15.22%); Amarillo, Texas (12.73%); Red Oak, Texas (3.33%); East Aurora, New York (2.55%); Park City, Utah (2.2%); McKinney, Texas (1.33%); Endicott, New York (1.15%); various locations within the continental U.S. (CONUS) (27.49%); and various locations outside the CONUS (3.92%), and is expected to be completed in June 2026.

Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $213,770,836 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The MV-22B is the U.S. Marine Corps variant of the V-22. The Marine Corps is the lead service in the V-22's development. The aircraft is an assault transport for troops, equipment and supplies, capable of operating from ships or expeditionary airfields ashore. It replaced the Marine Corps' CH-46E and CH-53D fleets.