- Agreement enhances Japan’s defensive and humanitarian operations
- Marks first international sale for V-22
PATUXENT RIVER, Md.
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bell
, a strategic alliance between
[NYSE: TXT] company, and
[NYSE: BA], was awarded a
contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to
, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program.
The contract for the Block C aircraft includes support, training, and equipment. The versatile V-22 tiltrotor will allow Japan’s
Ground Self-Defense Force
greatly enhanced capabilities, while providing an ideal platform for relief efforts in response to natural disasters.
“The Bell Boeing team is honored to have
as the first international customer for the V-22 tiltrotor,” said
, executive vice president of Military Business for
. “The distinct performance envelope of the V-22 will provide
with an ideal solution when the need arises. When assets are required on-target in a location without an airstrip, the self-deployable Osprey provides customers with an unrivaled combination of speed, range, and payload to execute a variety of missions.”
The V-22 is currently in service with the
United States Marine Corps
and the United States Air Force Special Operations Command. This year, the
United States Navy
announced their decision to procure 44 V-22 aircraft.
“This is an important day for the Bell Boeing team in
and for the
, president of
Military Aircraft. “The V-22 redefines what’s operationally possible for a country, and we’re looking forward to delivering this capability to
as we continue our enduring partnership there.”
The Osprey’s mission capabilities include troop transport, disaster relief, personnel recovery, medical evacuation, logistics support, and executive transport.
, a wholly owned subsidiary of
, is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.
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