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. Work for the current conract is expected to be completed in September 2024, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.
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 take-off and landing (VTOL), and short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities after a requirement for a new long range, High speed, Vertical take-off aircraft was expressed.