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06:21 AM, November 8, 2019
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Bell-Boeing Bags Japan’s $68M Osprey Contract
USAF MV-22 Osprey

Bell-Boeing is awarded a contract valued $68.2 million that involves testing, providing engineering and logistics support to Japan’s MV-22B Osprey aircraft and corresponding training device.

“This order provides non-recurring and recurring engineering associated with the development, qualification test, integration, airworthiness substantiation, flight test demonstration and validation/verification of the government of Japan unique configuration into MV-22B Block C aircraft and the MV-22 Containerized Flight Training Device,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.

This effort also includes logistics and training efforts, to include post-delivery reach-back support, aircraft preservation and de-preservation, storage, aircraft transit support as well as the remaining unique kits and installs in support of the government of Japan.

Work is expected to be completed in August 2024.

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