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Amarillo Firm Wins $72.9 Million Osprey Contract

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $72.9 million contract to support and development of  Osprey aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, received a $72,928,060 advance acquisition contract for long lead components required for the manufacture and delivery of 17 (fiscal 2013) Lot 17 MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the Marine Corps and four (fiscal 2013) Lot 17 CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the Air Force. 

Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. (50 percent), Forth Worth, Texas (25 percent), and Amarillo, Texas (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012. 

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to federal regulations.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., handled a contract.