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Amarillo's Bell Boeing Wins $74 Million Navy Aircraft Training Equipment Contract

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $74 million contract to supply Osprey flight training equipment, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office of Amarillo, Texas, received a $74,083,583 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of seven V-22 Block C Containerized Flight Training Devices; including a support period following delivery and spares for the U. S. Marine Corps. 

Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas (39 percent); Chantilly, Va. (30 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (13 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (11 percent); Orlando, Fla. (3 percent); Lutz, Fla. (2 percent); Huntsville, Ala. (1 percent) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2016. 

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

This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; two offers were received. 

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., handled the contract.