Bell-Boeing to design new integrated avionics processor for V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 18 April 2010. U.S. Navy avionics experts are looking to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, Texas, to design a new integrated avionics processor into the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 and U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft.

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PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 18 April 2010. U.S. Navy avionics experts are looking to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, Texas, to design a new integrated avionics processor into the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 and U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft.

Bell-Boeing won a $42.1 million contract Thursday from the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., to develop, qualify, test, and integrate a new avionics processor for the Marine Corps and Air Force versions of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.

The new integrated avionics processor for the MV-22 will resolve electronics obsolescence issues, add new network capabilities, increase data throughput for the Osprey's legacy Mil-STD-1553 avionics data bus, and re-host mission computer capabilities to enhance avionics and operations readiness for the V-22 program, Navy officials say.

Bell-Boeing engineers will do the work in Ridley Park, Pa., and Fort Worth, Texas,, and should be finished by October 2014.

For more information contact Boeing online at www.boeing.com, Bell Helicopter at paste link here, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.

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