Bell Boeing to begin US Navy CMV-22B production work under $4 billion contract

Contract provides a total of 58 tiltrotors to United States Navy, Marines, and Air Force, and the government of Japan

New CMV-22B variant begins modernization of US Navy carrier onboard delivery fleet

July 2, 2018 Photo(s): Boeing
The US Navy will use its new CMV-22B for transporting personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, eventually replacing the C-2 Greyhound, which has been in service since the mid-1960s.

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract. This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan.

"Bell Boeing is pleased to extend production of the V-22, supporting our warfighters with one of the most versatile and in-demand platforms in the US arsenal," said Chris Gehler, Bell Vice President for the V-22 Program. "This multiyear production contract provides program production stability through at least 2024."

The US Navy will use its new CMV-22B for transporting personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, eventually replacing the C-2 Greyhound, which has been in service since the mid-1960s.

"By combining aircraft for three services and a key US Ally into one multiyear order, the US Navy gets more capability for its procurement dollar," said Kristin Houston, Vice President, Boeing Tiltrotor Programs and Director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. "It also enables the US Navy to begin advancing its carrier onboard delivery fleet with modern tiltrotor aircraft. It's a true win-win."