$24.7M for More MV-22 Osprey Spares
The Bell Textron-Boeing Joint Program Office in Patuxent River, MD has received a pair of ceiling priced order contracts from The Naval Inventory Control Point for additional spare items for the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. These contracts were not competitively procured, and are expected to be complete by September 2007. Work on an $11.2 million order will be performed in Ridley Park, PA (N00383-03-G-001B) (Order 0045). Work on the $13.5 million order (no contract # given) will be performed in Fort Worth, TX.
The MV-22 Osprey recently received production approval, and $1.4 billion is earmarked in the proposed FY 2006 U.S. defense budget for procurement of 11 aircraft and other program expenses.