Boeing and Bell Helicopter to receive $12 million "modification" to procure obsolete helicopter parts

Bell and Boeing are receiving an additional $12 million "modification" to procure obsolete parts for the Osprey V-22 aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.
      The tilt-rotor aircraft is made in three configurations: the Combat Assault and Assault Support MV-22 for the US Marine Corps and the US Army; the long-range special operations CV-22 for US Special Operations Command (US SOCOM); and the US Navy HV-22, for combat search and rescue, special warfare and fleet logistic support. 
      Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $12,099,188 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0007) for the procurement of various obsolete parts for MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft, including both life-of-type and bridge buys.  The associated obsolete parts are for the Display Electronics Unit II; Dual Digital Map System; Air Data Unit; Slim Multi Functional Display; and Thermoelectric Cooler Modular Unit.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (95 percent); Vergennes, Vt. (3 percent); and Albuquerque, N.M. (2 percent).  Work is expected to be completed in October 2014.  Contract funds in the amount of $10,124,259 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contractior.
       The V-22 Osprey is a joint-service, medium-lift, multimission tilt-rotor aircraft developed by Boeing and Bell Helicopters. Boeing is responsible for the fuselage, landing gear, avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems, performance and flying qualities. Bell Helicopter Textron is responsible for the wing and nacelle, propulsion, rotor, empennage (complete tail system), ramp, overwing fairing and the dynamics.