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BELL-BOEING WINS HUGE OSPREY ORDER

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $10,399,123,179 modification to convert a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-07-C-0001) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract for the manufacture and delivery of 141 MV-22 (Marine variant) and 26 CV-22 (Air Force variant) tiltrotor aircraft, including associated rate tooling in support of production rates. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. (50 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (15 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Oct. 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $24,218,579 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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