A ‘STROL’ in the Night

HMAS Canberra is training at night, recovering and launching embarked United States Marine MV-22B Osprey aircraft on the flight deck during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. The US crews are training with Canberra’s crew, working at night within the ship’s tilt rotor operating limits (STROL), flying between USS Essex and Canberra as part of their night competency training…

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FRCE Marks Maintenance Firsts with V-22 Repairs

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) is gearing up to return an MV-22 Osprey to the fleet after conducting a wing-off stow ring replacement on the aircraft, the first completion of this procedure by a naval aviation depot. In another inaugural depot-level repair, FRCE artisans tackled corrosion on the aircraft’s K-fittings with the wing off, rather than the standard wing-on method;…

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Intrepid Tiger II takes first flight on MV-22B Osprey

The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest Intrepid Tiger II (IT II) Electronic Warfare (EW) capability flew for the first time on an MV-22B Osprey June 15. “The significance of this developmental test flight was two-fold,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Orr, Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems (PMA-234) program manager. “Not only was this the first time we’ve integrated the Intrepid Tiger…

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DSCA Approves MV-22 for Indonesia

July 6, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Indonesia of eight (8) MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Indonesia…

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Tonnerre Trains With USMC Ospreys

June 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed on a Corymbe mission since June 8, PHA Tonnerre hosted two US Marine Corps V22 convertible aircraft for a “Touch and Go” (TAG) session before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. “OUTLAW 12, clear for take-off”. Wednesday, June 10, the TAG are linked at a sustained pace. Each landing and takeoff, a strong wind…

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