Japan Orders $332M in Ospreys for Bell Boeing Tiltrotor’s 1st Foreign Sale

V-22-OspreyJapan will purchase five Ospreys from the U.S. Navy under a $332 million contract that represents the tiltrotor aircraft’s first sale through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program.

Osprey maker Bell Boeing said Tuesday the contract also covers training resources, technical support and related equipment to Japan’s government, which intends to use the built aircraft for defense and disaster relief efforts.

Bell Boeing will carry out work through June 2018 under the award, which is a modification to a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract awarded to the firm in December 2011, according to the Defense Department‘s Tuesday contracts notice.

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