The US Marine Corps is planning to upgrade 131 'A and 'B' model Ospreys up to the 'C' spec in order to access the higher availability rates offered by the 'C' variant, US media reported today.
The Marines are in discussion with Boeing to establish the likely costs of these upgrades and ways to upgrade more than half of the service’s 239 V-22 Ospreys to improve readiness.
The C model adds a variety of improvements on earlier models, including a redesigned Environmental Control System (ECS) to keep devices and troops from overheating.
The C models in the elite unit that flies the president and those who travel with him, boast higher readiness rates than do any regular Marine units, by a factor of three, Lt. Gen. Jon Davis said in an interview.
The C models boast a new weather radar system to improve navigation in bad weather, a redesigned Environmental Conditioning System for a more comfortable flight, and.an improved electronic warfare suite to handle both air to air and ground to air threats. These models also have improved cockpit displays.
US Navy is moving ahead with plan to order 44 V-22 Ospreys to be assembled in Amarillo by Bell Helicopter in partnership with Boeing. The overall contract value is estimated at $3
South Korea is planning to buy a batch of V-22 Osprey helicopter-airplane hybrids that can fly like planes but take off and land like helicopters. According to Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Boeing representatives are due to visit South Korea later this year to discuss the possibility of Ospreys sale
The US navy has considered to replace V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft in Japan with latest variant, likely from 2021. CMV-22Bs will replace the two aging C-2 Greyhounds attached to the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is based at the US Navys Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture starting in 2021, or as late as 2026, the official was quoted as saying Monday by
Bell-Boeing has been awarded a contract estimated $73 million for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft for the US Air Force. “Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $73,939,536 for modification P00053 to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target multi-year contract (N00019-12-C-2001)
US navy has set to construct Gerald R Ford class second nuclear-powered super aircraft carrier on Saturday. The 100,000 ton ship will be the second US aircraft carrier named after former president Kennedy, who served as a naval officer during World War II, Sputnik International reported today
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