U.S. Navy Seeking Flight Training Devices for MV-22 Osprey Aircraft on Guam, Hawaii
Written by ADAM BROWN
Friday, March 25, 2011

GUAM – The U.S. Navy is seeking a contractor to provide, install and maintain flight training equipment for the Marines' MV-22 Osprey aircraft on Guam, Hawaii, and other U.S. locations.

The Navy is looking for eight MV-22 Block C Containerized Flight Training Devices to be delivered starting in 2013, with the last two being installed on Guam in 2015, the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division said. Containerized Flight Training Devices are self-contained units, which house a non-motion simulator, a host computer, a visual display system, and an instructor operating station.

The Navy, which is preparing for the transfer of 8,600 Marines, their family and support staff from Okinawa to Guam as early as 2016, said the first delivery of the CFTD's will be to the capitol region in April, 2013.Written responses to the "sources sought" notice are due May 2, according to the announcement.

The MV-22, the Marines' variant of the V-22 Osprey, is a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed to assist Marine assaults by transporting troops and equipment weighing as much as 10,000 pounds. The MV-22 is made by Bell Boeing, a team comprised of Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters. Boeing has also delivered MV-22 CFTDs to the Marines since 2009 after winning a delivery contract in 2008, according to Boeing's web site.

The solicitation number for the flight training equipment request is N61340-11-MV22CFTDs9-16 and more information is available here.

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Last Updated on Friday, March 25, 2011