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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.5M delivery order for V-22 constant frequency generator

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.5M delivery order for V-22 constant frequency generator

21-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $7,573,995 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7009 against previously awarded contract (N00383-12-D-001N) for the repair of the V-22 Osprey aircraft constant frequency generator. Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 working capital (Navy) funds in... Read more

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

19-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

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

Bell cuts 315 jobs as V-22 demand falls

Bell cuts 315 jobs as V-22 demand falls

27-Mar-2015Source: Bizjournal

Reduced demand for the V-22 Osprey forced Bell Helicopter to cut 315 jobs, with most of them in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. See Full Story... Read more

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

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

25-Mar-2015Source: Stars And Stripes

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... Read more

New V-22 flight rules after death of Marine

New V-22 flight rules after death of Marine

10-Mar-2015Source: JD News

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... Read more

V-22 included as USMC demo capabilities to Malaysian military

V-22 included as USMC demo capabilities to Malaysian military

1-Mar-2015Source: USMC

Members of the Malaysian armed forces, alongside Malaysian and U.S. government officials, observed a theater security cooperation event with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit here Feb. 27. The amphibious air-ground demonstration provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MAF to build relationships and pave the way for future exercises in Malaysia. ... Read more

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

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

1-Mar-2015Source: US DoD

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

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

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

27-Feb-2015Source: USPACOM

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

Investigation determines Marine’s fatal fall from aircraft was accidental

Investigation determines Marine’s fatal fall from aircraft was accidental

17-Feb-2015Source: Wwaytv3

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.  ... Read more

Raytheon awarded $270M contract to support V-22 systems, testing and software

Raytheon awarded $270M contract to support V-22 systems, testing and software

11-Feb-2015Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a potential value of $270 million by the U.S. Navy’s Air Systems Command to support V-22 Osprey systems, testing and software. The work will be performed by Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services at its facility in Indianapolis, Ind. Under the contract,... Read more

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

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

11-Feb-2015Source: Boeing

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

Japan budgets for five V-22 Ospreys

Japan budgets for five V-22 Ospreys

12-Jan-2015Source: Want China Times

Facing a potential conflict with the People’s Liberation Army over the East China Sea, Japan’s defense budget has reached US$41.7 billion for the fiscal year of 2015, China’s nationalistic tabloid Global Times reported on Jan. 9. See Full Story... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $21M order for V-22 support

Bell-Boeing awarded $21M order for V-22 support

7-Jan-2015Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,326,083 for cost-plus- fixed-fee order 0090 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for fleet software sustainment that includes engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics software; flight test planning and... Read more

Raytheon awarded $270M V-22 avionics support contract

Raytheon awarded $270M V-22 avionics support contract

6-Jan-2015Source: US DoD

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $270,512,968 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of V-22 software support activity (SSA) systems and software engineering, avionics integration and testing, software testing, avionics acquisition support, and SSA operations.  The SSA operations will include classified and unclassified laboratories, configuration and data management, and release of... Read more

Westcam MX-15D turret aids in V-22 weapons demo

Westcam MX-15D turret aids in V-22 weapons demo

23-Dec-2014Source: Bell

L-3 WESCAM announced today that its MX™-15D designating turret was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The demonstration effort is part of the Advanced Technology Tiltrotor (ATTR) program. Through a cooperative agreement between Bell Helicopter and L-3 WESCAM, the first time designating trials were recently conducted over... Read more

ACE to Work with COX on V-22 Phase II

ACE to Work with COX on V-22 Phase II

23-Dec-2014Source: Cox

After receiving a letter of intent from Donaldson Company, Cox & Company has selected Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) as their supplier for the composite parts for the V-22 Phase II Heated Inlet Components. Because of the successful Phase I Proof of Concept non-heated inlets manufactured by ACE for Donaldson Company, ACE was the ideal teammate... Read more

Raytheon, Bell conduct first missile launch from V-22

Raytheon, Bell conduct first missile launch from V-22

17-Dec-2014Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Bell Helicopter completed two successful launches of the Griffin B missile from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. As an industry funded effort with Bell’s Xworx, Raytheon demonstrated the simplicity of integrating the Griffin B missile onto the V-22 platform. “This is the first... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for MV-22 aux fuel tank systems

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for MV-22 aux fuel tank systems

15-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $14,779,950 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of two Mission Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft to extend range of flight requirements. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $31M delivery order for design/test work for V-22 fleet

Bell-Boeing awarded $31M delivery order for design/test work for V-22 fleet

15-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $31,264,447 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable delivery order 0067 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006). This order provides for on-site flight test management, flight test engineering, design engineering, and related efforts for the Naval Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron in support of the V-22 aircraft. Work... Read more

Osprey Fleet Reaches 250,000 Flight Hours

Osprey Fleet Reaches 250,000 Flight Hours

12-Dec-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the revolutionary Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone. To download video and images of the V-22, visit the Bell Helicopter media kit, or the Defense Video and Image Distribution System website. The V-22 Osprey has been... Read more

V-22 Osprey Forward-Firing Capability Demonstrated

V-22 Osprey Forward-Firing Capability Demonstrated

9-Dec-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the successful demonstration of forward-firing capability for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. The exercise took place last month at the United States Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz. To download images and video of the forward-firing demonstration, please visit this link. “The forward-firing demonstration was a... Read more

USMC awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract

USMC awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract

26-Nov-2014Source: Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The contract, through the company’s innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft... Read more

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

24-Nov-2014Source: Amarillo

Bell Helicopter will have a new ramp for testing its tiltrotors after the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board of directors voted Thursday to give the company a $3 million construction grant. See Full Story... Read more

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.8M to repair V-22 Aircraft Constant Frequency Generator

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.8M to repair V-22 Aircraft Constant Frequency Generator

17-Nov-2014Source: US DOD

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $7,832,935 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7008 against previously awarded contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the V-22 Osprey Aircraft Constant Frequency Generator. Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 Navy working capital funds in... Read more

Has Israel cancelled its V-22 order?

Has Israel cancelled its V-22 order?

6-Nov-2014Source: World Tribune

Israel has canceled a multi-million-dollar purchase of an advanced U.S. aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Northrop Grumman awrded $7.9M contact for MV-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman awrded $7.9M contact for MV-22 EW upgrade

23-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded a $7,926,639 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition undefinitized contract action (N00019-10-G-0004). This modification is for task order 0506 to procure non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite upgrade, including integration of the AN/AAQ-24(V)25 software with an electronic... Read more

Bell Helicopter cutting 320 jobs in Fort Worth, Amarillo

Bell Helicopter cutting 320 jobs in Fort Worth, Amarillo

7-Oct-2014Source: Star Telegram

Bell Helicopter is laying off 320 employees, mostly in Fort Worth, as it continues adjusting to reduced defense spending, particularly on the V-22 Osprey. See Full Story... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $24M delivery order for trainer upgrades

Bell-Boeing awarded $24M delivery order for trainer upgrades

1-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $24,000,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0092 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) to upgrade the MV-22 Consolidated V-22 Electronics Maintenance Trainer, V-22 Sponson Part Task Trainer, V-22 Aircraft Maintenance Trainer, and Power Plants Training Article Trainers to the Block C configuration. The upgrades will... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M to upgrade 13 MV-22 training devices

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M to upgrade 13 MV-22 training devices

29-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,983,922 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0026 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for upgrades to 13 Marine Corps MV-22 training devices to the MV-22 Block C-2.01 configuration. Work will be performed in New River, North Carolina (86 percent), and Miramar, California (14 percent), and... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $24M to upgrade V-22 trainers to Block C config

Bell-Boeing awarded $24M to upgrade V-22 trainers to Block C config

29-Sep-2014Source: DSCA

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $24,000,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0092 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) to upgrade the MV-22 Consolidated V-22 Electronics Maintenance Trainer, V-22 Sponson Part Task Trainer, V-22 Aircraft Maintenance Trainer, and Power Plants Training Article Trainers to the Block C configuration. The upgrades will... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 prop-rotor gearbox work

Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 prop-rotor gearbox work

23-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $36,558,239 for modification P00001 under a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract (N00383-14-D-039N) for the repair of various parts, including the Prop-Rotor Gearbox and HUB Assembly for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed no later than... Read more

V-22 flight tests validate ‘hot and high’ capability for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines

V-22 flight tests validate ‘hot and high’ capability for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines

18-Sep-2014Source: Rolls-Royce

Flight tests have validated a new engine upgrade for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines powering V-22 aircraft, maximizing “hot and high” capability up to 6,000 feet of altitude and 95°F. The enhanced capability is part of a series of upgrades that will boost engine power 17 percent for the aircraft, as Rolls-Royce continues to add innovations... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $9.6M delivery order for V-22 update

Bell-Boeing awarded $9.6M delivery order for V-22 update

11-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,594,477 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0109 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering required for the variable frequency generator-generator control unit update in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (56 percent);... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $9.4M order for V-22  flight display components

Bell-Boeing awarded $9.4M order for V-22 flight display components

10-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $9,451,005 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0061 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for the procurement of standby flight display components for the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This order provides for replacement of obsolescent components no longer available due to diminishing manufacturing sources... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $21M delivery order for MV-22 radar upgrade

Bell-Boeing awarded $21M delivery order for MV-22 radar upgrade

3-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,395,545 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0096 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Universal Urgent Needs Statement Effort. This order provides for the replacement of the warning system and radar warning receiver system... Read more

Exelis awarded $190M contract for V-22 countermeasures

Exelis awarded $190M contract for V-22 countermeasures

4-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

Exelis, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $190,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasure components and related services for the Technology Applications program office and CV-22 program offices. The majority of the work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey. This contract has a five-year base period and a... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $14M delivery order for V-22 research

Bell-Boeing awarded $14M delivery order for V-22 research

4-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $14,641,931 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0089 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This order provides for the research and of engineering and technical analysis of new capabilities of the V-22... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $29M more for AE1107C engines support on V-22s

Rolls-Royce awarded $29M more for AE1107C engines support on V-22s

4-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $29,148,390 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) for the procurement of Mission CareTM support for the AE1107C engine, including flight hours, and lower power engine removals and repairs, for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Oakland, California (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Indiana (30... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for V-22 aux fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for V-22 aux fuel tanks

4-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $14,779,950 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of two mission auxiliary fuel tank systems for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in July 2015. Fiscal... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $69M delivery order for V-22 support

Bell-Boeing awarded $69M delivery order for V-22 support

28-Jul-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $69,659,650 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0073 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This order provides for the non-recurring engineering (Phase II) of the Improved Inlet Solution (IIS) for the V-22... Read more

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

3-Jul-2014Source: US Marine Corps

Col. Michael R. Orr relinquished command of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 to Col. Robert L. Rauenhorst in a change of command ceremony held at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, June 27. Orr, who led the “Argonauts” from July 2012 to June 2014,... Read more

Marine Corps firefighting equipment showcases advanced capabilities

Marine Corps firefighting equipment showcases advanced capabilities

25-Jun-2014Source: US Marine Corps

Senior fire officers with the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Army and Department of Defense Master Labor Contractors attended a Bambi Bucket firefighting water delivery system and MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft display June 10 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. The displays are... Read more

Triumph Gear Systems awarded $55M contract for V-22 pylon repairs

Triumph Gear Systems awarded $55M contract for V-22 pylon repairs

20-Jun-2014Source: US DoD

Triumph Gear Systems, Park City, Utah, is being awarded a $55,775,371 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of various parts including the pylon conversion actuator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines), and CV-22 (Air Force). Work will be performed in Park City, Utah, and work is expected to be completed by... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $9.4M modification to V-22 contract

Rolls-Royce awarded $9.4M modification to V-22 contract

10-Jun-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $9,479,821 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) for the procurement of 13 low power MV-22 repairs under the Mission CareTM contract. Work will be performed in Oakland, California, and is expected to be completed in February 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in... Read more

VMM-363 celebrates 62nd anniversary of service, unveils new insignia

VMM-363 celebrates 62nd anniversary of service, unveils new insignia

6-Jun-2014Source: USMC

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 celebrated 62 years of service with the unveiling of their new squadron insignia and their fully operational capabilities aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 2. Marines with the squadron came together after their workday to eat together, learn about their history and see the new insignia, which... Read more

VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

3-Jun-2014Source: US Marine Corps

Three KC-130J Super Hercules from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 left Cherry Point May 27 for a week-long deployment in support of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 as the helicopter squadron completed its first trans-Atlantic flight in the squadron’s MV-22B Ospreys. Four Ospreys from HMX-1 crossed the Atlantic bound for the 70th D-Day Anniversary Ceremony... Read more

Marines train to land Osprey in rough terrain

Marines train to land Osprey in rough terrain

12-May-2014Source: USMC

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, executed confined aerial landings and flight instrument training May 6 on Kadena Air Base and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The squadron is with MAG-36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Confined aerial landings and flight instrument training are some of the... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $18M delivery order for V-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman awarded $18M delivery order for V-22 EW upgrade

8-May-2014Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $17,969,104 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0506 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite upgrade, including integration of the AN/AAQ-24(V)25 software with an electronic warfare controller and the MV-22 mission computer. Work... Read more

Bell to lay off 325 employees as V-22 orders decline

Bell to lay off 325 employees as V-22 orders decline

7-May-2014

Bell is cutting 325 more jobs as the company continues to downsize in the face of declining defense spending and competitive pressures – see full story... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded another $8M for CV-22 engine work

Rolls-Royce awarded another $8M for CV-22 engine work

7-May-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded an $8,021,387 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) for Mission CareTM support for the CV-22 AE1107C engine, including lower power engine removals. Work will be performed in Oakland, California (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Indiana (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2015. Fiscal... Read more

National Technologies awarded $6.5M V-22 logistics deal

National Technologies awarded $6.5M V-22 logistics deal

2-May-2014Source: US DoD

National Technologies Associates Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $6,567,668 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering/logistics and acquisition logistics support services to the V-22 Joint Program Office. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $3,751,515 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is April 30, 2017. Bids were solicited via the... Read more

VMM-263 maintains excellence aboard Mesa Verde

VMM-263 maintains excellence aboard Mesa Verde

30-Apr-2014Source: USMC

Since the first MV-22 Ospreys were deployed to Iraq in 2007, the Marines of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 have built a reputation for overcoming adversity through teamwork and ingenuity. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) current deployment has proven an opportunity for VMM-263 (Reinforced) Detachment A to continue that tradition aboard the USS... Read more

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.3M order for V-22 repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.3M order for V-22 repairs

2-Apr-2014Source: US DoD

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Ill., is being awarded $7,354,035 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7006 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for repair of the V-22 Osprey aircraft constant frequency generator. Work will be performed in Rockville, Ill., and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $39M for V-22 Mission Care contract

Rolls-Royce awarded $39M for V-22 Mission Care contract

28-Mar-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $39,599,668 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) for the procurement of 26,495 V-22 flight hours and 26 low power MV-22 repairs under the Mission Care™ contract. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be... Read more

Ducommun awarded V-22 wiring and electronics contracts

Ducommun awarded V-22 wiring and electronics contracts

26-Mar-2014Source: Ducommun

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported that it has received contracts valued at $5.6 million from Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT), to provide electronic assemblies and wiring harnesses for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft through January 2015. The Company will manufacture the electronic subassemblies at its Huntsville, Ark., plant and the wiring harnesses at... Read more

One new CV-22 ordered at cost of $76.1M

One new CV-22 ordered at cost of $76.1M

9-Mar-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract (N00019-12-C-2001).  This modification exercises an option for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.6 percent); Ridley Park,... Read more

MV-22 confirmed for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

MV-22 confirmed for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

22-Feb-2014Source: EAA

The U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, one of the world’s most unique military aircraft, will return to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in in 2014. The MV-22 will be on display at the event and also give demonstrations of its unique flying capabilities. The Osprey is making its first appearance at Oshkosh since 2010. This appearance,... Read more

Cobham Receives Orders for V-22 Refuelling Probes

Cobham Receives Orders for V-22 Refuelling Probes

19-Feb-2014Source: Cobham

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Boeing and Cobham in June 2013, Cobham has recently secured the first two annual Lots for the supply of Refuelling Probes for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in support of the second V-22 multiyear award from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Capable of... Read more

MV-22 lands on French warship for first time

MV-22 lands on French warship for first time

18-Feb-2014Source: US Marine Corps

At Sea – An MV-22B Osprey from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response lands aboard the French Mistral-class assault ship, Dixmude, to increase squadron proficiency while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and their NATO allies during a bi-lateral engagement in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 8. The U.S. and French carrier qualification was the first... Read more

Bell to Showcase Breadth of Product Offerings at Singapore Airshow

Bell to Showcase Breadth of Product Offerings at Singapore Airshow

8-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the Singapore Airshow, to be held Feb. 11 – 16. Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence as an exhibitor, with a Bell 407GX and Bell 429 on static display as well as the debut of the Bell AH-1Z “Zulu” attack helicopter cockpit demonstrator. In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $90M contract for 40 AE1107C engines for V-22

Rolls-Royce awarded $90M contract for 40 AE1107C engines for V-22

31-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $90,164,920 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0007) to exercise an option for the procurement of 40 AE1107C install engines in support of the MV-22 aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed in... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M for V-22 support

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M for V-22 support

31-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $10,322,803 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for additional Joint Performance Based Logistics support for the Marine Corps MV-22, and the Air Force and Special Forces Operations Command CV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas (50 percent) and Philadelphia, Pa. (50... Read more

Bell-Boeing offers VIP V-22 to India to replace AW101

Bell-Boeing offers VIP V-22 to India to replace AW101

27-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Bell has offered the V-22 Osprey to India in the wake of the not-yet-finalised AW101 debacle. The AW101 situation is far from over. India finally agreed to appoint an arbitrator on 1st January, almost three months after AgustaWestland took the same step when India unilaterally decided to suspend the contract. According to AgustaWestland, there is... Read more

Proposed Israel V-22 sale is valued at $1.13 billion

Proposed Israel V-22 sale is valued at $1.13 billion

16-Jan-2014Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress January 13 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for V-22B Block C Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.13 billion. The Government of Israel  (GOI) has requested a possible sale of 6 V-22B Block C Aircraft, 16 Rolls... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $26M delivery order for V-22 flight test work

Bell-Boeing awarded $26M delivery order for V-22 flight test work

16-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $26,682,561 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable delivery order 0067 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft. This order provides for on-site flight test management, flight test engineering, design engineering, and related efforts for the Naval Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron.... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $13M delivery order for V-22 flight test work

Rolls-Royce awarded $13M delivery order for V-22 flight test work

16-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $13,556,862 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to provide 17,226 engine flight hours in support of the MV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2013.  Fiscal 2014 operations... Read more

VMM-266 welcomes new commanding officer

VMM-266 welcomes new commanding officer

19-Dec-2013Source: US Marine Corps

Lt. Col. Christopher J. Boniface relinquished command of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 to Lt. Col. Kirk B. Nelson during a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar, Dec. 6. In the presence of many friends, peers and family members, Boniface passed the squadron colors to Nelson, signifying the passage of the many... Read more

Japanese politicians get familiar with V-22 Osprey

Japanese politicians get familiar with V-22 Osprey

16-Dec-2013Source: US Marine Corps

HeliHub.com editor introduction – With an increasing number of observers suggesting that Japan could be close to following Israel in ordering the V-22 Osprey, this report from US Marine Corps is interesting in the depth it goes… Fourteen members of the Japan House of Representatives and Senate visited various facilities at Marine Corps Air Station... Read more

CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the USAF

CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the USAF

15-Dec-2013Source: USAF

One of the U.S. Air Force’s more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Thursday, Dec. 12. The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft,... Read more

Bell-Boeing receive $15M delivery order for eight V-22 helmet mounted display kits

Bell-Boeing receive $15M delivery order for eight V-22 helmet mounted display kits

8-Dec-2013Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $15,597,818 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0075) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft. This order provides for additional nonrecurring engineering and technical support to forward fit/retrofit engineering change proposal #1007 into the aircraft. This effort will also provide for... Read more

CV-22 Osprey to make final landing at museum

CV-22 Osprey to make final landing at museum

5-Dec-2013Source: US Air Force

One of the U.S. Air Force’s more unique aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed... Read more

First public display of Osprey in mainland Japan

First public display of Osprey in mainland Japan

2-Dec-2013Source: US Marine Corps

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 participated in a distinguished visitor and media relations visit aboard Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Nov. 30, 2013. The squadron, which operates out of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, flew an MV-22 Osprey to the media event with hopes of clarifying misconceptions some Japanese public... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M more for V-22 logistics support

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M more for V-22 logistics support

27-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $18,064,906 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for additional joint performance based logistics support for the Marine Corps (MV-22), Air Force, and Special Forces Operations Command (CV-22) aircraft. Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas (50 percent); and Philadelphia, Pa. (50 percent), and... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $33M delivery order for V-22 avionics and flight control system

Bell-Boeing awarded $33M delivery order for V-22 avionics and flight control system

25-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $33,023,240 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0044 previously issued against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22. This modified order provides for engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics software; flight test planning and coordination of... Read more

Marine Wing Commander Endorses V-22 Aerial Refueling Mission

Marine Wing Commander Endorses V-22 Aerial Refueling Mission

22-Nov-2013Source: Naitonal Defense

Maj. Gen. Steven Busby, commanding general of of the third Marine aircraft wing at MCAS Miramar, said Nov. 20 at the Milcom conference that he would welcome having some of the service’s MV-22 variants serve in the aerial refuelling capacity – see full story... Read more

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