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U.S. Navy ordered ballistic protection panel sets for the V-22 Osprey

The U.S. Department of Defense announced it has awarded a contract to MACRO Industries for hardware in support of the V-22 aircraft, the Pentagon announced.

MACRO Industries of Huntsville, Alabama awarded a $20,475,867 fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 200 Ballistic Protection System panel sets, as well as single floor spares for the V-22 aircraft.

The V-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor helicopter designed for vertical takeoff and landing, but sports the capabilities for long-range flights like a turboprop aircraft. The Osprey is primarily used by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force.

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Work on the contract will occur in Huntsville, Ala., and is expected to be complete in June 2023.

More than $7.1 million will be obligated to MACRO Industries at the time of award. More than $4.2 million of those funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year in September.

The obligated funds will be allocated from Navy fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement funds, the Pentagon said.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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