WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (ARMS-TASS). Currently, as part of the U.S. armed forces are in operation 214 Tiltrotor V-22 «Osprey» various modifications. These devices in general difficulties flew almost 200 thousand flight hours (according to other sources — over 185 thousand hours), with more than half now for the last three years. This said the U.S. Defense Department.
Total U.S. armed forces plan to purchase 458 konvertoplanov, including 50 CV-22 for the U.S. Air Force, 48 MV-22 for the U.S. Navy and 360 MV-22 for the Marine Corps (ILC) USA.
First 5-year contract (2008-2012.) To acquire 167 konvertoplanov amounting to 10.4 billion dollars was given command of the aircraft systems industry U.S. Navy NAVAIR (USNaval Air Systems Command) in 2008. It is anticipated the purchase 141 MV-22 and 26 CV-22. Later the contract was adapted, added 5 CV-22 and two MV-22.
New 5-year contract (2013-2017). NAVAIR from the supply konvertoplanov «Osprey» with vertical takeoff and landing cost 4.9 billion dollars was signed on 12 June this year. This agreement is forthcoming development of the basic contract, issued December 28, 2012 cost 1.4 billion dollars, and anticipates delivery within konvertoplanov 17th production lot. The total price of the December and June contracts for the period 2013-2017 gg. amounted to 6.5 billion dollars and provides for the creation of the 17th batch of aircraft V-22 «Osprey» comprising konvertoplanov 99, including apparatus in embodiment 92 MV-ILC 22 in the embodiment 7 and CV-22 to command forces spacialist USAF. As the U.S. Defense Department said in agreement, calculated for the period 2013-2017 gg., Included an option for another 23 unit, including 22 MV-22 and CV-22 one.