posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 09:22 PM
The U.S. Air Force has taken delivery of the first production CV-22 Osprey at the Bell Helicopter production facility in Amarillo, Texas.
the CV-22 is the U.S. Air Force Special Operations variant of the V-22 and will be used for long-range special operations missions, contingency
operations, and evacuations and maritime operations.
In addition to the standard communications and navigations suite found on all V-22s, the CV-22 has an advanced electronic warfare suite, a multi-mode
radar which permits flight at very low altitude in zero visibility, a retractable aerial refueling probe, four radios and flight engineer seat/crew
positions in the cockpit.
The U.S. Marine Corps recently completed the MV-22 operational test and evaluation.
Boeing: First Production CV-22 Osprey Delivered