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Amarillo’s Bell-Boeing Wins $22.2 Million Contract Increase

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $22.2 million contract change to a aircraft upgrade program, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, received a $22,222,411 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for non-recurring engineering efforts for the beyond line of sight communications system associated with the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 Upgrade Program. 

Efforts to be provided include engineering design, integration and testing of an improved Air Force CV-22 communications system for trans-oceanic air traffic control and tactical communications.

Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (99 percent), and Amarillo, Texas (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. 

Contract funds in the amount of $79,188 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

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