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Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Oct 04 2012
by Ruges
tkobo wrote: I dont see why the gun would be an issue
For anytime the Osprey is less then 10 feet off the ground.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Nov 16 2012
by tkobo
Word is the first international sale of the osprey is all but completed,and will be so in 2013.Who the buyer is,hasnt been mentioned yet that ive seen though.....

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Nov 29 2012
by tkobo
3 V-22 Ospreys will be deployed to Guam ,to take part in training exercise starting today...

Ospreys expected to be fully active on station in Okinawa end of dec.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Dec 31 2012
by tkobo
the ospreys stationed in Okinawa have now had well over 500 flights ,though they are reportedly operating under very strict rules,some of which they many of the flights might have violated.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Jan 18 2013
by tkobo
The CV version may soon join the MV version in Okinawa.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Jan 31 2013
by tkobo
HMX-1 squads ospreys in final testing,to be delivered this feb

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Mar 21 2013
by tkobo
More orders have been approved,including some for the next generation which has better range and carry capacity.Id put up some numbers,but the various stories covering it seem a bit confused...It does look like the additional amount of next gen is 6 at this time though.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Mar 21 2013
by SGTscuba
tkobo wrote:More orders have been approved,including some for the next generation which has better range and carry capacity.Id put up some numbers,but the various stories covering it seem a bit confused...It does look like the additional amount of next gen is 6 at this time though.
Could you post the various stories you looked at anyway please? I am actually quite intrested in this.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Mar 21 2013
by tkobo
http://www.compositesworld.com/news/biz ... h-2013-hpc
According to a story at the Naval-Technology.com Web site, dated Jan. 3, and several other publications, the U.S. Navy has awarded a modification contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Program (Amarillo, Texas) to develop and deliver 21 additional V-22 Osprey aircraft.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Aug 06 2013
by tkobo
Deployment of the last 10-12 ospreys to Okinawa have been delayed, as a hh60 helicopter crashed yesterday.Fortunately,unlike the 2004 heli crash,this one went down in an unpopulated heavy woods area.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Sep 14 2013
by tkobo
Word is an Osprey crashed (hard landed) in nevada in august.No serious injuries reported,but the aircraft was a total loss due to a fire that started and spread after the "hard landing". They might want to look at that,as well as why the crash occurred.Ive read a few reports about ospreys starting ground fires when they land.

The osprey is currently under going tests for a possible role as an aerial refueler.The first couple of tests have been completed successfully,with f-18's .
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Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Jan 16 2014
by Chesehead
http://defensetech.org/2013/04/19/ospre ... arms-deal/
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Looks like the Israelis will be the first foreign users of the Osprey. This should now provide them with a good deep insertion tool for their special operations folks to conduct raids and such.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Feb 05 2014
by tkobo
I would think you meant to use a more recent "news" story ?
http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articl ... l-v22.html

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Feb 05 2014
by SGTscuba
Japan I think has budgeted for some this year as part of growing their forces to defend against China.

Re: MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

Posted: Feb 05 2014
by tkobo
Yup, japan has budgeted and plans to buy 17 ,but from what ive heard it wont start for 2 or more years.