MV-22 Osprey Lands on LHD Juan Carlos I
On June 18th a milestone for the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ took place off the coast of Cádiz; namely the landing, for the first time, of a US Marine Corps MV-22 ‘Osprey’ coming from Morón Air Base.
A series of scheduled operations were conducted on board the LHD to test the interoperability of the aircraft with the ship: landing, mooring, tie-down, folding and towing to the elevator.
After the trials on board and a hot refueling operation, the ‘Osprey’ took off and completed a series of a further three landings and takeoffs.
Press Release, June 23, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy