Chantilly, VA- Veraxx Engineering Corporation has been awarded a firm fixed price contract by Bell Textron Inc. for production and delivery of a CMV-22B Flight Training Device (FTD) to support forward deployed Naval Forces at an overseas location. This is the fourth of four FTDs that Veraxx has built for the Navy. The first two devices have been delivered and are being used for training at North Island Naval Air Station in California. The third device will be delivered to Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia later this year.
The CMV-22B is the Navy’s long-range/medium-lift element of the intra-theater aerial logistics capability; it fulfills the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) time-critical logistics air connector requirements by transporting personnel, mail, and priority cargo from advance bases to the sea base.
The CMV-22B Osprey is a variant of the MV-22B and replaces the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission. The Osprey is a tiltrotor V/STOL aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter but transit as a turboprop aircraft.