Bell-Boeing, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, has been hired for "logistic and engineering-based support,quot; for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, according to a recent press release from the US Department of Defense.
The contract modification, from the Aviation Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia and announced on Friday, is valued at more than $ 218 million.
"The Bell Boeing Joint Projects Office has received a maximum modification of $ 218,749,892 (P00006) that exercises the first one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPRPA1-20-F-CD01) with four periods of One-year option for logistics and engineering support performance based on the V-22 platform, ”says the Department of Defense message.
It was also added that the performance locations are Texas and Pennsylvania, with a performance end date of November 30, 2020. Customers using the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales to Japan.
Bell Boeing supports the preparation of the V-22 through a comprehensive maintenance effort that includes maintenance, training, on-site field representatives and data analysis. Bell Boeing is also working with the V-22 program office in various efforts to improve the preparation of the V-22. It is expected that the common program of preparation and modernization of the configuration of the marines (CC-RAM), the plan of modification of the configuration of the Air Force and the improvements in the wiring and structure of the gondola will increase the preparation of the fleet V-22.
The Boeing website said the Osprey platform is a multi-purpose joint service aircraft that uses tilt engine technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors upright, it can take off, land and float like a helicopter. Once in the air, it can become a turboprop aircraft capable of flying at high speed and high altitude. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operating niche like no other aircraft.
Meanwhile, Bell said the V-22 Osprey is the only production inclined rotor aircraft in the world.
The V-22 has been tested in combat in combat and contingency operations worldwide. Commanders demand the V-22 when they need to carry out the most difficult missions in the most challenging operating environments. The multi-mission capabilities of the V-22 reshape what is possible, both on and off the battlefield.
Currently, the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft fleet has exceeded the milestone of 500,000 flight hours. More than 375 ospreys recorded the hours, including the US Air Force. UU. CV-22 and the US Marine Corps. UU. MV-22