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Bell-Boeing Win $1.8bn for V-22 Components

Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $1,811,100,000 advance acquisition contract for the FY 2008 procurement of long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 21 Lot 12 MV-22 (Marine variant) and five Lot 12 CV-22 (Air Force variant) tiltrotor aircraft.

Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. (50 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (15 percent).Work for the MV-22 is expected to be completed in October 2010, and work for the CV-22 is expected to be completed in September 2010.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-07-C-0001).

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