Tag: U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command

Bell Boeing modifies USMC MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to boost their readiness
The Marines have multiple configurations of the aircraft across its inventory. This effort will reduce MV-22 fleet configurations by modifying block “B” aircraft to the block “C” configuration The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tilt-rotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing...
USMC MV-22B Osprey destroyed after having performed hard landing in Syria
Two U.S. service members on board the MV-22B Osprey were injured and required medical attention As reported by The Washington Post, on Sep. 29, 2017 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed on a coalition base in Syria. According to U.S. Central Command press release two U.S. service members were injured and after having been evaluated for non-life...
USAF to declare AC-130J gunship IOC this month but will have to wait two years more before sending it to combat
The AC-130J will not be going into combat anytime soon as U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is lagging behind in training operators for the new variant The commander of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command disclosed that the service will declare Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for its newest gunship – AC-130J – later this month. But the aircraft will not...