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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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BLIND FAITH OR BUSINESS SUICIDE?: BELL DOUBLES DOWN ON TITLT ROTOR TECHNOLOGY

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-2013-bell-will-pitch-third-gen-tilt-rotor-for-jmrfvl-383021/ I was surprised to read this report. I seriously believe the V-22 Osprey will be the last military grade tilt-rotor we see. Although developments out of the baseline V-22 and upgrades related to it are likely over the coming … Read the rest of this entry

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THE BACK AND FORTH OSPREY SAFETY DEBATE CONTINUES TO HEAT UP

If you read the links posted below in order you will get a clear picture of the current “enhanced” controversy surrounding the V-22 Osprey Program. One ex-general paints a picture of damning coverups, then a USAF engineer slams that general … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF SPECIAL OPERATIONS CV-22 CRASHES IN FLORIDA

Yesterday marked the 2nd loss of a CV-22, the highly modified AFSOC variant of the infamous V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport. Luckily nobody was killed in the crash, although all five occupants were injured severely enough to be rushed to local … Read the rest of this entry

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BREAKING NEWS: V-22 OSPREY GOES DOWN IN MOROCCO, 2 DEAD

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-usa-morocco-crash-idUSBRE83A16U20120411 I would seem most likely that the aircraft that was lost would have been a Marine MV-22 as the Marines were principally participating in exercise “African Lion” at the time of the incident, although USAF’s CV-22s have also been … Read the rest of this entry

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AFSOC’s CV-22s WILL GET STATE-OF-THE-ART COLOR HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEMS

The CV-22 is one menacing looking machine, just bristling with terrain following radar, laser and traditional countermeasures, SATCOM antennas, refueling probe, remotely operated belly gun turret and so on. Now AFSOC’s tilt-rotor wonder will be getting another new high-tech addition, … Read the rest of this entry

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MARINES GET THE OSPREYS THEY WANT, THE TAX PAYER AND IN SOME WAYS THE USMC LOSE

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-15/v-22-osprey-aircraft-s-reliability-improves-in-pentagon-testing.html The Pentagon is proceeding to buy the MV-22 for the Marines, in a large block order of 122 airframes. The cost per aircraft, including R&D costs, will be $116M per copy, the “flyaway” cost without all the development costs … Read the rest of this entry

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Opsrey Puts On A Show For Dubai

Boy is Bell Boeing pushing hard for an export contract for the Osprey, and the Arabian Peninsula may be just the place to make that happen. Come on UAE and Saudi Arabia you are buying almost every other platform, give the … Read the rest of this entry

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Osprey Gets By Buget Cuts Intact So Far…

Amazing the 9 lives of this program! http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/asd/2011/10/31/02.xml&headline=Marine Corps Continues To Support Ospreys

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SOCOM IS ABOUT TO GO SHOPPING

After those SEALs went down in an CH-47D, an old, tired helicopter not equipped for the special operations mission, I think this is totally relevant. *Some of you may say that a high end insertion platform may have made no … Read the rest of this entry

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Time To End Production Of The MV-22 Concentrate On Cost Effective Platforms And Heavy Lift

I have waited a long time to express my views on the V-22 program. I really cannot remember a more controversial defense program than this one. Now that we are at the verge of another multiyear production deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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Osprey Shoppers!

It has to be the ultimate Combat Search and Rescue machine. I would be stunned if Israel does not buy at least a small force of these aircraft. Also the middle east allied nations where huge swathes of desert create … Read the rest of this entry

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As Reported Here Weeks Ago, The Osprey Is Confirmed to have Flown Bin Laden’s Carcass Back To The Carl Vinson…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-14/v-22-osprey-flew-osama-bin-laden-to-navy-ship-after-his-death.html  

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