Navy inks deal with Bell-Boeing for Osprey carrier-delivery upgrades

By Justin Doubleday / April 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM
The Navy awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a $151 million deal last week to begin developing modifications to the V-22 Osprey so it can perform aircraft carrier deliveries for the service. The contract modification gives Bell-Boeing the funds to begin "non-recurring engineering services associated with the development of the capability for the Navy variant of the V-22 (CMV-22B) to perform the carrier on-board delivery mission," according to a March 30 Defense Department contract announcement. Starting in fiscal year 2018,...

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