Boeing has established a new facility to build fuselages for V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft and modernize the MV-22 fleet, by transforming a mothballed building near Philadelphia.
“Boeing’s $115 million investment supports US and international demand for the V-22. We started this project two years ago in a mothballed building. Now, it is a manufacturing centre for the only in-service tiltrotor aircraft in the world,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift.
The new 350,000-square-foot factory will be home to the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program that standardizes the Marine Corps Osprey fleet by upgrading previously built aircraft to the new Block C configuration. The factory will also house fuselage production for Navy, Air Force, Marines, and international Osprey customers.
The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft jointly developed by Bell helicopters and Boeing after the failure of Operation eagle claw during the Iran Hostage crisis in 1980. It is designed with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities after a requirement for a new long range, High speed, Vertical take off aircraft was expressed.
Boeing has won a $19.6 million contract to supply and integrate Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP) II to the US Air Forces F-15 fighter jets, and also study associated risks involved
Canada has asked Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Saab and Airbus to submit bids to supply 88 combat aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of CF-18 fighters for an estimated $14.5 billion (C$19 billion)
France is considering the purchase of an undisclosed number of Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for its Air Force. “According to the Special Operations Command (COS) press kit, the Air Force is considering the acquisition of CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopters for the French Special Forces,” French-based
Parts Life Inc has won a $13 million contract for 13 distinct types of peculiar support equipment (PSE) for V-22 aircraft; Combo V in support of the V-22 Osprey and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force MV-22B Block C tiltrotor aircraft program. PSE is in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and the government of Japan
The United States (US) army has awarded Boeing a $155 million modification contract for new-build Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, Pentagon announced Tuesday. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods
Boeing has won a $55.5 million modification contract for telescopic boom of the KC-46 military aircraft
France tests nEURON stealth combat drone with Rafale Jet, AWACS Aircraft
Indian Diplomacy Triumphs over US's Anti-Russia Sanctions Threat
GA-ASI tests Air-To-Space Lasercom System for Military Drones
First Radar Antenna for US Army’s LTAMDS to defeat Hypersonic Threats Built...
Mobile Phone Led Israelis to Destory Pantsir-S Air Defence Battery in Syria
China’s Z-10 Attack Helicopter Upgraded with Powerful Engine
Russia Developing New Attack Helicopter ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle’
Leonardo Delivers First 2 C-27J Transport to Kenya Air Force
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...