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I/ITSEC 2019: Decision made on initial CMV-22 trainers for US Navy

27th November 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO), Amarillo, Texas, has been awarded a $14.32 million firm-fixed-price order for the design, fabrication, installation, test and delivery of four CMV-22B flight training devices for the US Navy.

The JPO was awarded a contract to manufacture 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy in July 2018, under a $4.2 billion change to the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract. This contract included additional aircraft for the USAF, USMC and new-build platforms for Japan.

The CMV-22B is replacing the C-2A Greyhound in the carrier on-board delivery, or COD role. Additional roles include CSAR and special forces infiltration and exfiltration.

According to the US Navy: ‘The CMV-22B is the Navy’s long-range/medium-lift element of the intra-theatre aerial logistics capability; it fulfills the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) time-critical logistics air connector requirements by transporting personnel, mail and priority cargo from advance bases to the Seabase.’

Awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, previous training devices for the US Air Force and Marine Corps have been built by Veraxx Engineering or FlightSafety International.

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