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  • US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

    01/29/2017 11:57:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/29/2017
    The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. An MV-22 Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place." "Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism," President Trump said in a statement. "The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and the families they leave behind, are the backbone of the...
  • SNA 2016: UK France Italy and Spain Said to be Interested in Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    01/20/2016 3:00:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 01/20/2016 | Xavier Vavasseur
    A number of European countries have shown interest in the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, Navy Recognition has learned during the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC. Among them are the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Artist impression showing a US Navy V-22 in a COD mission. Image: Bell "We will brief a number of European countries on the V-22 in February. If international partners orders can be added to the US order as part of Multi Year 3, it could drive the V-22 price down" said John R. Parker, Senior Manager, Tiltrotor Global Sales...
  • Stupid Move: Navy Will Buy V-22 Ospreys To Replace Its C-2 Greyhounds

    01/14/2015 7:51:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    <p>In what is a highly controversial move, the US Navy has announced that it will procure tilt-rotor V-22 Ospreys to replace its venerable C-2A Greyhound Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft. Here's why it's such a terribly bad idea.</p> <p>The C-2 Greyhound replacement saga has gone on for many years, but it has come to head in recent months with three main proposals being put forward as solutions. One would be to rebuild or build new C-2 Greyhounds based on the Navy's updated E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Waring and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. The Grumman E-2 is a developmental cousin of the C-2 dating back to the 1960s. The other two proposals included procuring tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey and a novel plan by Lockheed Martin to rebuild a portion of the defunct S-3B Viking fleet into COD aircraft, bringing the COD mission finally into the jet age. You can read an in depth report on all these options in this past Foxtrot Alpha feature.</p>
  • The V-22 Osprey Finally Gets The Missiles And Rockets It Needs

    12/10/2014 4:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 09 2013 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Osprey has always lacked firepower in its forward hemisphere. Beyond its ramp-mounted gun, various concepts have been tested and fielded in an attempt to provide fire towards where the aircraft is headed, not just where it has been. This issue is compounded by the fact that the Osprey outruns traditional helicopter gunship escorts, but a solution may have finally arrived. Now, the Bell and Boeing consortium that manufacturers the Osprey is looking to overcome this handicap in a big way, through rocket and missiles pods mounted on the Osprey's cheeks. The results of which could change the way the...
  • Some Aircraft Get All the Luck (and Money) And some run out of both

    09/25/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE ^ | OCTOBER 2014 | Bill Sweetman
    (Harry Whitver) A few months ago, I was in Fort Worth, Texas, reporting on BAE Systems’ project to modernize South Korea’s F-16s. I’d known the project’s leader, John Bean, in an earlier job, and on one of his shelves was a memento of that era—a model of a desert-camouflaged airplane that was clearly an F-16 but with a longer body, no horizontal stabilizer, and big delta wings. I first met Bean in 1994, when Lockheed had just bought General Dynamics’ Fort Worth unit (which made the F-16) and was in the process of merging with Martin. His team was working...
  • USMC V22 Osprey conducted deck trials onboard French Navy's Mistral Class LHD Dixmude

    02/11/2014 3:52:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 1 February 2014
    In January 2014 a United States Marine Corps (USMC) V22 Osprey landed for the first time onboard the Dixmude, a French Navy Mistral class LHD. The success of this experiment confirmed the full interoperability of Mistral class amphibious vessels with the means implemented by American Expeditionary Strike Groups. The French LHD are indeed fully interoperable with LCAC landing crafts, with heavy helicopters (Sikorsky CH53 Sea Stallion) and now with the Bell-Boeing V22 Opsrey tilt rotor aircraft. A USMC V22 Osprey onboard the French Navy Dixmude LHD Picture: French Navy For about two hours several deck landings were conducted in order...
  • Israel requests six-aircraft V-22 purchase

    01/15/2014 6:47:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Flight International ^ | 01/15/2013 | ARIE EGOZI
    Israel is advancing with its plans to field the Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor transport, with its acquisition of a six-strong fleet to be worth more than $1 billion. New details of the planned purchase were disclosed by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 13 January, in a notification to Congress. The government of Israel's request includes six aircraft in a "V-22B Block C" configuration, with these to be optimised for search and rescue and special operations duties, the DSCA says. Also counting related aircraft equipment, support services and personnel training, "the estimated cost is $1.13 billion", it adds....
  • Hagel: US to expedite delivery of V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel

    11/01/2013 2:10:38 PM PDT · by klpt · 41 replies
    Jpost ^ | 11/01/2013 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The US will fast-track delivery of six V-22 Osprey helicopter-plane aircraft to Israel, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday in his address to the Anti-Defamation League's centennial conference in New York. NBC News reported that the Pentagon agreed to send Israel the next batch of Ospreys to come off the production line after Israel requested this week that the delivery of the aircraft be expedited amid threats from Iran and Syria. The next group of Ospreys had originally been slated for assignation to the US Marines, a Pentagon official told NBC. "Israel will get six V-22s out of...
  • V 22 Osprey Flyby ( gets buzzed)

    05/30/2013 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/13
    Interesting plane to view at 500 ft over your head....
  • Report: Israel, UAE, Saudis in huge US arms deal

    04/20/2013 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/19/2013 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    'NY Times' reports deal to address Iranian, other regional threats; Israel to be 1st foreign military to receive V-22 Osprey. The US Department of Defense is nearing the finalization of a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported Thursday. The arms sale is aimed at bolstering defenses against possible future Iranian threats, the report said. According to the Times, Israel would be permitted to purchase from American contractors the KC-135 refueling tanker planes, "anti-radiation" missiles that target air-defense radars, new advanced radars for jets and the V-22 Osprey aircraft....
  • Marine Corps to base 2 MV-22 squadrons at Kaneohe Bay

    08/15/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 4 replies
    Associated Press/The Republic ^ | 15 August 2012 | AUDREY McAVOY
    HONOLULU — The Marine Corps will base two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron at Kaneohe Bay, the Department of the Navy said Wednesday. The MV-22 Osprey takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. The Marine base will have 24 Osprey aircraft in total. The Marines won't use Ospreys to train at Kalaupapa on Molokai as earlier proposed, out of concern the aircraft could affect archaeological resources next to the airport, the Navy said in the document announcing the decision. The Navy made the decision after issuing an environmental...
  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 27 replies
    The Japan Times Online ^ | Sunday August 5, 2012 | AP, AFP-Jiji
    Ospreys to stay grounded for now Pentagon chief bans test flights until Japan OKs aircraft's safety WASHINGTON — The United States will suspend all flight operations by MV-22 Ospreys in Japan until Tokyo confirms the tilt-rotor aircraft's safety, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
  • Marines Push Quietly, But Hard, For Navy to Replace C-2s With V-22s

    04/07/2012 1:48:58 AM PDT · by U-238 · 29 replies
    AOL Defense ^ | 3/7/2012 | Richard Whittle
    Landing a V-22 Osprey helicopter-style on the sprawling flight deck of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush was a snap, says Marine Corps test pilot Capt. Dan McKinney. With Lt. Col. David Weinstein, McKinney did it a dozen times on March 20 – six landings in daylight, six at night. After their first two touchdowns, sailors perched in the carrier's superstructure to watch the helicopter-airplane hybrid Osprey's first-ever carrier qualification landings, conducted off the coast of North Carolina, started giving the pilots "a lot of thumbs-up." Marine leaders hope the Osprey's "carrier quals," scheduled to continue in May...
  • Marine Corps’ NC air base undergoing big expansion ($140 million mega-hangar - V-22 Osprey)

    03/06/2012 1:56:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 3/05/12 | Ryan Sullivan
    Marine Corps’ NC air base undergoing big expansionPosted on: 10:05 am, March 5, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — The military’s big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft. **SNIP** ...preparing to break ground on one of the Marine Corps’ largest single structures. The super hangar will house dozens of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
  • India sizes up V-22 Osprey

    01/18/2012 5:47:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Flight International ^ | 01/18/2012 | Greg Waldron
    India sizes up V-22 Osprey By:Greg Waldron Singapore India has shown interest in the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, although it has not stated a formal requirement for the tiltrotor aircraft. Boeing confirmed that it was "invited in-country to provide more information" on the V-22, but that it has not received "an official, written [request for information] from India". In addition, Indian officials visited the V-22 aircraft during the Dubai air show in November 2011, where they asked questions about the aircraft. The V-22 would be well suited to operations along India's vast Himalayan frontier, where high altitudes and long distances...
  • Bell Boeing to brief India on V-22 Osprey

    12/05/2011 8:16:34 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Strat Post ^ | December 5, 2011
    Bell Boeing to brief India on V-22 Osprey Minister of State for Defense, Mallipudi Mangapati Pallam Raju, accompanied by the deputy chief of the Indian Navy, Vice Admiral Satish Soni, asked the Bell Boeing V-22 Tiltrotor Team for a briefing on the aircraft. A US Marine Corps MV-22. The US Bell Boeing collaboration on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor is to brief India on the aircraft sometime early next year. In a meeting held at the Dubai Air Show last month, Minister of State for Defense, Mallipudi Mangapati Pallam Raju, accompanied by the deputy chief of the Indian Navy, Vice Admiral...
  • IAF to review US Osprey for rescues and covert operations

    06/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/07/201 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IAF to review US Osprey for rescues and covert operations By YAAKOV KATZ 07/06/2011 Delegation of officers will meet with Marine Corp representatives to review V-22's performance, adaptability for operations in Israel. The Israel Air Force will send a delegation of officers to the United States later this month to conduct a review of the V- 22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that it has its eye on for search and rescue and covert operations behind enemy lines. The delegation of officers from different units within the IAF will meet with representatives of the US Marine Corps, which operates the aircraft in...
  • IDEX: Bell Courting Middle Eastern Customers for V-22 Osprey

    02/22/2011 9:37:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    2/22/2011 IDEX: Bell Courting Middle Eastern Customers for V-22 Osprey ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Bell Helicopter has not had a booth here at the IDEX defense trade show in a decade. The company, part of the Textron group, did not have military aircraft to sell before. But now it is back with one main product to offer: the $67-million-per-copy Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey. The booth was not busy when National Defense dropped by on the second day of the show. The tilt-rotor aircraft has been approved for foreign military sales for about four years now, but so far there...
  • Did Degraded Engines Down USAF V-22?

    12/17/2010 5:03:04 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 29 replies
    Aviation Week Ares Blog ^ | 12/17/2010 | Bill Sweetman
    USAF officers disagreed over the cause of the first combat loss of a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, with a senior general ultimately overruling the investigation team and declaring the cause to be pilot error. The April 9 accident killed four people, including the pilot, and injured 16. The full report is here. A major complicating factor was that the CV-22B wreckage was bombed hours after the accident to prevent sensitive equipment from being removed, and the flight incident recorder was never recovered. The CV-22B unit had ferried its aircraft into Afghanistan eight...
  • VMM-561 activates ‘Osprey’ squadron at Miramar

    12/07/2010 12:56:04 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies
    U.S. Marines ^ | 12/7/2010 | By Cpl. Steven H. Posy
    Marine Medium Tiltrotor squadron 561 became the first MV-22 “Osprey” squadron on the West Coast to begin from scratch during a squadron activation ceremony held here Dec. 2, 2010. A crowd of Marines and spectators gathered at the ceremony as Lt. Col. Warren J. Curry, the VMM-561 commanding officer, took control of the new squadron. “These Marines are making history today and are a part something special,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general. “They are part of a great legacy.” The ceremony commenced with a performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Marching...