Home / Contract Awards / Boeing-Bell JV Wins $6.5B Navy Osprey Aircraft Order; James O’Donnell Comments

Boeing-Bell JV Wins $6.5B Navy Osprey Aircraft Order; James O’Donnell Comments

BoeingLogoBoeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary Bell Helicopters joint venture has won a five-year $6.5 billion U.S. Navy contract for 99 V-22 Osprey aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday.

Richard Sisk writes the JV will produce 92 MV-22 Ospreys for the Marine Corps and seven units of the CV-22 variant for the Air Force under the contract, with an option for 22 additional aircraft.

James O’Donnell, a spokesman for the Naval Air Systems Command’s V-22 Joint Program Office, told DoDBuzz the order also includes advanced radars and fuel tanks for U.S. special forces operations.

Boeing and Bell jointly designed the Osprey to take off and land like a helicopter and fly in fixed-wing mode.

“Since 2007, V-22s have been continuously forward-deployed in a range of combat, humanitarian  special operations roles, ” O’Donnell said.

“Additionally, V-22s are being deployed and assigned around the globe from East Asia to Europe in support of our Marine Corps and Air Force warfighters, ” he added.

Check Also

Two Contractors Get USMC Facility Construction IDIQs Totaling $147M

Paradigm Mechanical Corp. and the Sapper West-Spectrum Service Group joint venture have won five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth $147M combined to build, alter, repair or renovate facilities for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Raytheon Awarded $88M to Help Engineer Radar at Forces Surveillance Support Center

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a 60-month, $87.7M contract to help the U.S. Navy's Forces Surveillance Support Center in Virginia engineer an over-the-horizon radar system. The company will provide engineering and programmatic services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.