Tag: V-22 Osprey

Bell Boeing modifies USMC MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to boost their readiness
Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, decided that it has an operational need for 12 to 14 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. After years of discussion on what should be ordered as a replacement/addition to the UH-60A Yanshuf and the CH-53 2025 Yas’ur, it looks like the Israeli Defence Ministry...
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...
Israeli Air Force could buy CH-53K King Stallion helicopter instead of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
An other potential candidate to replace the Israeli air force's aged CH-53s by around 2025 include Sikorsky's new CH-53K Flight Global reports that Israel has put a stop to its evaluation of the V-22 tiltrotor. An anonymous source said the Israeli Air Force (IAF) found that the Osprey is unable to replicate some of the tasks currently carried out by the...
Footage shows Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor "turning" its rotors for the first time
The V-280 Valor will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall The interesting video in this post features Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft beginning its restrained ground run test operations. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will...
Japan ordered the Osprey back in 2014 and will take delivery of 17 aircraft The first V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor for Japan will be handed over to the nation this September, Marine Col. Dan Robinson, the V-22 Joint Program Manager, disclosed at the Paris airshow. Japan ordered the Osprey back in 2014 and will take delivery of 17 aircraft. According to Military.com he...