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  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell-Boeing JPO a $19.6 million contract to deliver seven V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft for the US Marine Corps. The initial contract was awarded to Bell Boeing in June 2013 for the procurement of 100 V-22s during FY13-FY17. The total contract value was nearly $6.4 billion. The latest contract modification was awarded from the fiscal […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) made history May 23 as she became the first ship of her kind to have an MV-22B Osprey land on her flight deck. The MV-22B and crew are part of “The Thunder Chickens” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263), based out of Marine Corps Air Station […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received and refueled an MV-22 Osprey, a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound, for the first time Oct. 6. The Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, was the first from (VMM) 165 to make a carrier-based landing and was part of an on-going initiative from […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has finished testing of the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey for aircraft carrier operations aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) was conducted from July 22 to August 4 off the coast of California. Sailors and senior officials explored, analyzed and documented the characteristics of operating a detachment of MV-22s for the carrier […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Airman Juillian R. Sawyer, from Columbus, Ohio, signals to an MV-22 Osprey during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) in the U.S. 7th and […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck for a personnel transfer during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.   Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities

    A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).   America is traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on her maiden transit. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, July 25, […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) to the U.S. 7th […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time. The trial was conducted as part of the sea phase for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Training & Education

    For the first time while forward-deployed, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, Feb. 19. The MV-22 Osprey is designed as the medium-lift replacement for the Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight assault support helicopter. The Osprey can operate as a helicopter or a turboprop aircraft […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities

    A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Argonauts of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 transports distinguished visitors and guests from Uruguay to the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).   America is traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on her maiden transit, “America […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities

    An MV-22 Osprey displays static lights while performing operational testing during night vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft landed on Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer Hyuga (DDH 181) for the first time June 14. The landing aboard Hyuga was the culmination of extensive planning by Sailors and Marines from Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock LHD Juan Carlos I embarked four MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from a U.S. Marine Corps Squadron during the international NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015. This deployment represents a milestone because it is the first time a USMC Air Squadron becomes a fully operational Air Unit on board a non-US Navy warship. […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S. Marine Corps got on the flightdeck of the Royal Navy’s helicopter carrier and assault ship HMS Ocean for a series of US/UK exercises. For several weeks the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft will fly off the deck of HMS Ocean transporting US and Royal Marines from ship to shore as they conduct […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Australian Navy vessel has located the MV-22 Osprey aircraft which crashed in Shoalwater Bay on Saturday leaving three marines missing and presumed dead. The Australian defense ministry on Monday announced that survey ship HMAS Melville located the aircraft. Preparations are now underway for dive teams to recover the submerged aircraft. Recovery operations using a remote […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey pilots tested rolling landing and takeoffs on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) earlier this month. The testing took place a month after Bell Boeing received a contract to build the first 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy. The CMV-22B Osprey is a […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) guide a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), as it departs Mesa Verde to support ongoing operations.   The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After welcoming her first F-35B fighter jets on the flight deck as part of first-of-class flight trials, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently welcomed two US Navy helicopter heavyweights on the deck. The first to land was the United States Navy’s biggest helicopter – the MH-53E Sea Dragon, followed closely by the […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities

    A Marine, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was medically evacuated (medevac) from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) by an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (reinforced). Though the Marine’s life was not in immediate danger, Bonhomme Richard’s medical team took every medical […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Deploying less than ten days ago with a fleet of Royal Australian Navy ships, landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra completed the first international engagement activity of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. Training with her US Navy counterpart, USS Bonhomme Richard, Canberra reached a new milestone on September 8 when a US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor landed […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended search and rescue efforts for three marines involved in an MV-22 Osprey mishap off the coast of Australia on August 5. Twenty-three of 26 personnel aboard were rescued while the next-of-kin for the three missing marines have been notified. Operations have now shifted to recovery efforts with the transition […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will become the first West Coast ship to deploy with the MV-22 Osprey this fall. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced) is embarked on Boxer as a part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and will deploy with a complement of 12 […]

  • 29 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    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. GE to Propel UK Navy’s Type 26 Vessels Today’s frigates […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities

    A Sailor signals to the pilot of an MV-22 Osprey attached to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 during flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The vessel was conducting operations in the East China Sea. Green Bay is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US Marine Corps Osprey has landed on the flight deck of HMS Ocean for the first time in over five years. The landing was the first step in demonstrating the partnership between the amphibious helicopter platform and the US Marines Corps (USMC) ahead of the major NATO exercise, Trident Juncture, which gets underway in a few […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Set against a sunset backdrop in the Red Sea an MV-22 Osprey landed on the flight deck of HMS Illustrious for the first time in six years. The world’s first tilt-rotor aircraft, the Osprey has a unique vertical take-off and landing capability, and arrived on the Gulf-bound warship as she passed the USS Kearsarge which […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Training & Education

    An MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during the maritime security operations on January 28th in the Arabian Sea.   USS Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), is deployed to the U.S. 5th […]