A US V-22 Osprey military aircraft has been destroyed after a hard landing in Syria, injuring two service members on Thursday.
The aircraft that was operating in support of the on-going Operation Inherent Resolve mission against ISIS forces suffered a “hard landing,” a defense official confirmed to USNI news on Friday.
“The two were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released,” read a Friday release from U.S. Central Command.
“The other passengers and crew on the aircraft were uninjured, and no other casualties were reported on the ground,” the release states.
However, the report did not identify if the Osprey was downed by enemy action.
Up to six MV-22 Ospreys with the US Marine Corps will join a US-Japan military exercise from Friday, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Tokyo Tuesday settling doubts about the fitness of the aircraft which had crashed off Australia last week. "Japan also believes there is important significance in the Osprey's participation in the exercise
Bell-Boeing is being awarded $57 million modification to a previously awarded contract for non-recurring engineering and the retrofit of one MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program. CC-RAM is an aircraft readiness improvement initiative to modify MV-22 aircraft to a Block C common configuration, US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
Rolls-Royce has won a $408 million contract from US department of defense to provide MissionCare maintenance support for V-22 Osprey vertical take-off aircraft engines. MissionCare is a performance-based logistics concept that includes an engine hourly charge based on hours flown; program management, which covers integrated logistics support, including support equipment requirements data, supportability analysis data and updates, configuration management tracking, formal training, supply management, and contract/business administration
Unable to win local support for deployment of V-22 Ospreys to Saga airport in southwestern Japan, the Japanese government is delaying delivery of the trouble-prone aircraft. Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Friday the government is postponing delivery of the first batch of US-made Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft, initially planned for this fall, to a yet-to-be confirmed later date
Elbit Systems has won $7.2 million modification contract to provide 120 Slim Multi-Function Displays to support government furnished equipment requirements for V-22 production aircraft
A Japanese Defense Ministry investigation has revealed that the number of accidents involving US military aircraft stationed in Japan doubled in last two years, contradicting a recent claim by the US military official that the numbers have dropped. There were 25 mishaps in 2017, as opposed to 11 in 2016, the investigation states,
Bell-Boeing JPO has won $35 million for software and hardware upgrades in support of 28 flight training devices of V-22 helicopters. This order procures software and hardware upgrades for 28 flight training devices necessary to integrate aircraft software version B 6-01/C 4
Accidents involving US Marines' V-22 Osprey tiltrotor in Japan has gone up by approximately 1.5 times from when the aircraft were first deployed at Marine Corps Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture five years ago, the
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