The U.S. Department of Defense announced two Navy contracts related to the MV-22 aircraft Tuesday, including a $117.7 million contract option given to Roll-Royce Corporation for 50 engines and related spares for the U.S. and Japanese militaries.
The U.S. Marines will receive 38 of the AE1107C engines. Nearly $90 million of the contract purchases will go toward the Marines’ aircraft, while the remaining $28.1 million in purchases will benefit Japan. All of the funds will be assigned with the contract award, none of which will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The labor will be conducted in Indianapolis, and should be finished in November 2017.
Furthermore, the Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office is being awarded an $8.3 million Navy delivery order to retrofit the MV-22 with a traffic collision avoidance system. The labor will be conducted at locations throughout the U.S., primarily Ridley Park, Pa. All of the work should be finished in December 2018. None of the cost-plus- fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order funds will expire during the 2016 fiscal year.
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