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Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $40,000,000 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0015) for the procurement of long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of four fiscal year 2018 Lot 22 MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $10M contract for Parking Extension for MV-22 Osprey

Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $10M contract for Parking Extension for MV-22 Osprey

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $10,417,000 modification under a firm-fixed-price contract to extend existing Taxiway C airfield concrete at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.  The existing Taxiway C is located on the portion of the existing parking apron that the MV-22 Osprey aircraft will be parking on.  The work to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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MV-22 Ospreys in Japan continue flight operations

MV-22 Ospreys in Japan continue flight operations

MV-22 Ospreys with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force will continue flight operations today. “We have conducted a thorough, careful and exhaustive review of MV-22 aviation safety procedures and briefed Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials,” said U.S. Forces, Japan Commander Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez. “While the investigation is… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 20-Dec-16

III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

OKINAWA, Japan – As of May 13, 8:35pm, Japanese Standard Time, the search for six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard the missing UH-1Y Huey continues. Two UH-1Y Hueys with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, and two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, flew nine sorties and approximately 21 flight… Read more »

Source: USMC, 14-May-15

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

Close air support (CAS)—delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces—is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program focuses on technologies to enable sharing of real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data… Read more »

Source: DARPA, 23-Apr-15

Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $62M contract for MV-22 hangar facility in Hawaii

Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $62M contract for MV-22 hangar facility in Hawaii

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $62,493,027 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a hangar, parking apron, and taxiway to support one MV-22 squadron at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The multi-story modified aircraft maintenance hangar will provide a weather protected shelter for inspection, service and maintenance. The high bay aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

VMM-163 CO goes out with large scale training op

VMM-163 CO goes out with large scale training op

Nearly two years ago, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 conducted a large-scale division flight to test their efficiency, readiness, and capabilities. Today, the squadron flawlessly executed the same flight, symbolizing continuity in light of the changing winds. Lt. Col. Jason Holden, commanding officer of VMM-163, and a Woodbridge, Virginia, native, will relinquish command of… Read more »

Source: USMC, 14-Apr-15

Ospreys Land On Korean Amphibious Assault Ship

Ospreys Land On Korean Amphibious Assault Ship

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft made its first ever landing on the flight deck of a Republic of Korea Navy amphibious assault ship off the coast of the Korean peninsula, March 26, 2015. The Osprey departed from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) nearby and landed on the ROK ship Dokdo (LPH-6111)…. Read more »

Source: Marines, 01-Apr-15

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US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

The Navy says it plans to obtain its own fleet of 44 V-22 Ospreys, taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020. See Full Story

Source: Stars And Stripes, 25-Mar-15

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New V-22 flight rules after death of Marine

New V-22 flight rules after death of Marine

A New River-based training squadron has adopted new flight rules to ensure safety after the death of a Marine who fell from an Osprey during flight training last year. See Full Story

Source: JD News, 10-Mar-15

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Moog awarded $71M contract for V-22 component repair

Moog awarded $71M contract for V-22 component repair

Moog Inc., East Aurora, New York, is being awarded a $71,339,972 three year requirements contract for the repair of multiple components used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in East Aurora, New York, and work is expected to be completed by Feb. 26,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-15

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MV-22 Osprey refuels from KC-10 for the first time

MV-22 Osprey refuels from KC-10 for the first time

Five MV-22 Ospreys flew over 2,200 nautical miles to participate in exercise Cobra Gold 2015 Feb. 7-21, and in the process, marked the first time the Osprey has been refueled by the U.S. Air Force KC-10 aircraft in-flight. The Ospreys traveled from Clark Air Base, the Philippines to Utapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Kingdom of… Read more »

Source: USPACOM, 27-Feb-15

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CLD-1 demonstrates Helicopter Support Team operations for Japanese forces

CLD-1 demonstrates Helicopter Support Team operations for Japanese forces

Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment-1, I Marine Expeditionary Force, demonstrated Helicopter Support Team operations to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 15 aboard Camp Pendleton, Feb. 10, 2015. Exercise Iron Fist 15 is an annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese military forces that builds their combined ability to… Read more »

Source: USMC, 19-Feb-15

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Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in… Read more »

Source: Haskell, 17-Feb-15

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Investigation determines Marine’s fatal fall from aircraft was accidental

Investigation determines Marine’s fatal fall from aircraft was accidental

The investigation into the May 19, 2014, mishap that resulted in the death of a Marine MV-22 Osprey crew chief has determined that the Marine’s death was likely the result of an accidental fall from the aircraft. See Full Story.  

Source: Wwaytv3, 17-Feb-15

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Bell Boeing Training System Readies Marine Pilots for High-Profile Mission

Bell Boeing Training System Readies Marine Pilots for High-Profile Mission

The V-22 team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Airlift Squadron, enabling Marine aviators to more efficiently train for their critical and highly-visible transport mission. With the simulators, which are installed at the squadron’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., aircrews can rehearse missions… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 11-Feb-15

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Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364 made their final flight from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 29. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group storage site at Davis-Monthan Field, also known as the boneyard, was established in 1946 and houses the… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Nov-14

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 “Purple Foxes” held a change of command and redesignation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 9. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. John Field, outgoing commanding officer of HMM-364, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Paul B. Kopacz, oncoming commanding officer. “It has been my esteemed honor… Read more »

Source: USMC, 13-Oct-14

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MV-22 squadron arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

MV-22 squadron arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 off-loaded 12 MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at the port facility at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 30. The aircraft arrived by commercial cargo ship before being flown to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, as part of HMM-262. The 12 aircraft will be inspected,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 31-Jul-13

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2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 provided command and control functions as well as strike and escort support during an exercise for various 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing assets Jan. 31. The exercise was conducted to prepare Marines for the Weapons and Tactics Instructors course, where pilots from every branch of Marine aviation learn how to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-Feb-13

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MV-22 Ospreys conduct first flights in Japan

MV-22 Ospreys conduct first flights in Japan

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 aircrews conducted MV-22B Osprey functional check flights aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 21, 2012, marking the first time the Osprey has flown in Japan. Once VMM-265, a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, completes functional check flights and pilot… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 18-Jan-13

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USMC Reserves receive first MV-22 Osprey squadron

USMC Reserves receive first MV-22 Osprey squadron

Marine Forces Reserve has never had a V-22 Osprey squadron—until now. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764) transitioned into the Reserve’s first Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-764) during a three-part ceremony here Jan 12, 2013. “It was kind of one big last event to say goodbye,” said Lt. Col David A. Weinstein, commanding officer of… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 17-Jan-13

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Rolls-Royce Wins $52.2M Contract for USMC and USAF V-22 engines

Rolls-Royce Wins $52.2M Contract for USMC and USAF V-22 engines

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a $52.2 million contract to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force. The contract, a modification of a prior agreement, includes repair and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 06-Jan-13

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Bell-Boeing awarded $1.4 Billion for 17 MV-22 and 4 CV-22

Bell-Boeing awarded $1.4 Billion for 17 MV-22 and 4 CV-22

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $1,405,744,559modification to the previously awarded V-22 lot 17 advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-2001) for 17 fiscal 2013 MV-22 Tiltrotor aircraft for the Marine Corps and four fiscal 2013 CV-22 Tiltrotor aircraft for the Air Force.  In addition, this modification provides funding for long lead components required… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jan-13

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ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

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