The first of up to 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors are joining Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, the unit tasked with transporting the President, other VIPs and their entourages. The Marine Corps was expected to take formal delivery of the first HMX-1 MV-22 last month. The MV-22s are replacing the CH-46E Sea Knights attached to … Read more
from defensetech.org Here’s another piece of cool V-22 Osprey news to emerge from the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space conference; HMX-1, the Marine Corps chopper squadron that operates the fleet of Marine One presidential transport helos is set to receive the first of what will be a fleet of 14 MV-22s, starting in 2013 . … Read more
(March 21, 2011) ABOARD USS KEARSARGE, At Sea – MV-21E Osprey tiltrotors touch down on the deck of USS Kearsarge, returning from Libya after rescuing an Air Force F-15E pilot whose plane crashed due to a mechanical failure in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, March 21, 2011. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is … Read more
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