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US awards V-22 fleet support contract

23rd January 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bell Boeing has received a contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency Aviation to provide performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 aircraft fleet, Boeing announced 18 January.

The $144 million contract has an 11-month base period with four one-year option periods. In addition to the existing US Air Force and US Marine Corps aircraft fleet, the contract also adds support for the US Navy’s CMV-22B variant.

Under the contract Bell Boeing will provide site activation, maintenance planning, training and trainer support, support equipment and dedicated field personnel for all V-22 squadrons around the globe.

In July 2018, Bell Boeing received a $4 billion contract that included the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the marine corps; and one CV-22B for the air force.

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