Tag Archives: MV-22

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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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … Read the rest of this entry

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OSPREY DRAGS THE BASKET

                                The folks over at team Osprey are working on proving more roles for the V-22 and tanker is one of them. They are testing the … Read the rest of this entry

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HMX-1’S MV-22S TURN “MONEY” GREEN

                                                                      You tell me how this … 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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DoD WASTE: WHY HAS THE USS WASP BEEN CUT OUT OF THE COMBAT GAME?

This is my favorite story so far this month. Christopher Cavas over at DefenseNews.com has written a unique piece about a very small and peculiar facet of the US Navy’s fleet, but in the world of defense journalism small stories … 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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A MUST READ: MARINE HERO MAJ. ERIC GRUNKE’S ACCOUNT OF SAVING A DOWNED F-15E PILOT’S LIFE IN LIBYA

This is a great first hand account of what a well trained dedicated Marine Aviator can do when things get hot. A case that proves the saying: It’s not the aircraft that wins the fight, it’s the man sitting in … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP: April 19th, 2012!

F-35 MAKES A VERY LOW LEVEL BOMB DROP !                 Well maybe it was just into a concrete pit while it was hung above but none-the-less it did release a weapon! Oh and … 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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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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The Osprey’s Marketing Team Of The USMC & Bell-Boeing (Possibly The Ultimate Example Of America’s Military-Industrial Complex) Is As Good At Advertising As Apple!

Panetta flys to NYC aboard an MV-22. Let the budgetary overatures commence! http://www.ocala.com/article/20111119/ZNYT02/111193013/-1/NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

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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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