- Osprey News
- FY2003 Report for the Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation [19 MB PDF]
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- Osprey Online NAVAIR PMA 275
- Boeing V-22 Osprey
- War for the Osprey @ The News & Observer
- THE SPECIAL OSPREY: IMPACT ON SPECIAL OPERATIONS DOCTRINE THOMAS J. TRASK School of Advanced Airpower Studies JUNE 1996
- The Cv-22 "Osprey" And The Impact On Air Force Combat Search And Rescue Tom P Currie Jr; Steven Purtle (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1999 -- Conducting the CSAR mission with the CV-22 will eradicate current mission deficiencies and enhance execution through advances in Combat Search and Rescue.
- V-22 Naval Training System Plan [PDF]
- New tiltrotor aircraft makes debut in Florida : 4 Nov 1998 - The V-22 is the forerunner of the CV-22, which AFSOC will start receiving in 2004. Eventually, AFSOC will get 50 CV-22s to replace most of its rotary and fixed-wing fleet.
- V-22 TESTS ITS SALT AT SEA V-22 Public Affairs 13 January 1999
- TILT-ROTOR AIRCRAFT TESTS ITS 'SALT' AT SEA Marine Corps News . (Jan 20, 1999) - The V-22 Osprey entered another phase of its flight test program Jan. 14 when one of the MV-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) aircraft flew aboard the USS Saipan, to begin its sea trials scheduled to last until mid-February.
- FORCE STRUCTURE CHANGES PREPARE AFSOC FOR THE FUTURE Night Flyer News Service 05 March 1999 -- Air Force officials announced changes in force structures today that will affect Air Force Special Operations Command units. According to AFSOC officials, the changes are designed to help transition the command to the introduction of the CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft into the inventory.
- NEW TECHNOLGY SAVES MILLIONS IN V-22 PROGRAM V-22 Public Affairs 09 April 1999
- V-22 OSPREY LIFTS NEW LIGHTWEIGHT HOWITZER V-22 Public Affairs 28 April 1999
- V-22 OSPREY CITED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION REFORM By Gidge Dady, V-22 Public Affairs (May 4) -- Dr. H. Lee Buchanan, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, presented the V-22 government and industry team the 1999 Department of Defense (DOD) Acquisition Executives (DAE) Certificate of Achievement for excellence in Acquisition Reform here May 3.
- V-22 Cited for Excellence in Value Engineering V-22 Public Affairs 27 May 1999
- MARINES GET FIRST PRODUCTION MV-22 V-22 Public Affairs 01 June 1999
- TILTROTOR PILOTS HONORED WITH FEINBURG AWARD V-22 Public Affairs 09 June 1999
- Work begins on CV-22 Osprey Aeronautical Systems Center Public Affairs 10 June 1999 -- An MV-22 Osprey was delivered to Bell Helicopter Textron's Arlington, Texas, facility June 7 to be re-manufactured into the CV-22, the Air Force version of the tilt-rotor aircraft.
- WORK BEGINS ON CV-22 OSPREY V-22 Public Affairs 11 June 1999
- MV-22 AND KC-10 TEAM UP FOR WAKE SURVEY TESTS V-22 Public Affairs 08 September 1999
- Tilt-rotor Technology Promises Military Revolution By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service 08 September 1999 -- Defense Secretary William S. Cohen placed the Osprey in the same class as other systems that revolutionized warfare -- the dreadnoughts of World War I, the aircraft carriers of World War II and the fighter-bombers and unmanned aerial vehicles of Operation Allied Force over Yugoslavia.
- OSPREY SHOWS OFF ITS TECHNOLOGY AT TILTROTOR DAY DEMONSTRATION V-22 Public Affairs 14 September 1999
- MV-22 CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULl SEA TRIALS, PREPARES FOR NEXT MILESTONE V-22 Public Affairs 01 October 1999
- MV-22 ends sea trials, prepares for final test Tester October 7, 1999 -- The V-22 government and industry integrated test team (ITT) has just concluded a successful sea trials for the engineering and manufacturing, development (EMD) MV-22 aircraft aboard two amphibious ships, USS Saipan and USS Tortuga.
- OPERATIONAL EVALUATION UNDERWAY FOR FIRST PRODUCTION TILTROTOR V-22 Public Affairs 01 November 1999
- MV-22 AIRCRAFT MISHAP CLAIMS LIVES OF 19 MARINES Marine Corps News 04/09/2000 -- The MV-22 was conducting a training mission in support of Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) when it went down near Marana, Ariz.
- MV-22 Mishap Information
- STATEMENT ON MV-22 MISHAP BY LTGEN FRED MCCORKLE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR AVIATION HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS (11 APRIL 2000)
- Marines put Osprey on hold By Andrea Stone USA TODAY 11 April 2000 -- ''Look at the aircraft they (Marines) fly and what they do with them,'' says John Pike, a defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. ''They fly closer to the ground, where there is less room for the pilot to get out of trouble.''
- MV-22 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS FOCUS ON LOSS OF LIFT: MARINES ANNOUNCE PHASED 'RETURN TO FLIGHT' PLAN FOR OSPREYS By Division of Public Affairs, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, DC (May 9) -- Marine Corps officials said today that a phenomenon known as "power settling" is now the focus of their investigation into the crash of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft that killed 19 Marines April 8 in Marana, Ariz.
- DoD News Briefing May 9, 2000 -- Analysis of the data retrieved from the crash survivable memory unit, or the CSMU, coupled with comprehensive engineering investigations to date have found no mechanical or software failures. Power settling is a condition which can be common to all helicopter flight, and is now the main focus of the investigation. The vortex ring state occurs when the velocity of the downwash from the rotor is approximately equal to the rate of descent of the aircraft, causing the air to recirculate up and around and back down through the rotor system. He was descending over a thousand feet per minute. The envelope of flight is recommended at not to exceed 800 feet per minute below 40 knots of air speed.
- Marines Clear Tilt-Rotor V-22 Ospreys for Flight By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service May 11, 2000 -- The Marine Corps will resume flying its V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft. Officials said on May 9 that an examination of data from the crash last month that claimed 19 lives did not indicate any mechanical or software failures.
- MV-22 OSPREY PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT RETURN TO FLIGHT Marine Corps News 05/25/2000 -- The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Jones, today authorized the return of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) MV-22 aircraft to flight operations.
- DoD officials experience Osprey capabilities USMC News 09 Oct 2004
- Roche, Jumper 'wear test' Osprey AFPN 12 Oct 2004/li>
- Osprey Completes Final Shipboard Developmental Testing Navy NewsStand 07 Dec 2004
- Air Force receives third Osprey AFPN 01 Mar 2005
- Osprey tests at Combat Center USMC News 15 Apr 2005
- Press Release: Textron's Bell Helicopter Granted Approval for Full Rate Production of V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Textron 28 Sep 2005
- Second Air Force CV-22 arrives at Edwards AFPN 4 Nov 2005
- CV-22 delivered to Air Force AFPN 21 Mar 2006
- AETC takes ownership of CV-22 Osprey AFPN 21 Jul 2006
- CV-22 testing accelerates in August AFPN 21 Aug 2006
- Pilots thrilled by CV-22 capabilities AFPN 06 Oct 2006
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. Conway from the Pentagon 13 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway and Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. John Castellaw
- Osprey Aircraft to Make Combat Debut in Iraq AFPS 13 Apr 2007
- MV-22 Osprey: Future Role and Impact for Medium Lift CSC 1997 -- The MV-22's enhanced capabilities will allow the Marine Corps to achieve a greater operational distinction by enabling a timely response that is critical to our warfighting capabilities. The MV-22 will support key concepts, precision engagement and dominant maneuver, outlined in Joint Vision 2010 while providing the Marine Corps unique latitude in force projection.
- V-22 Osprey Aircraft: Assessments Needed to Address Operational and Cost Concerns to Define Future Investments, GAO-09-692T, Jun 23, 2009
- Defense Acquisitions: Assessments Needed to Address V-22 Aircraft Operational and Cost Concerns to Define Future Investments, GAO-09-482, May 11, 2009
- Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. March 2008 Government Acountability Office Report [GAO-08-467SP]
- Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. March 2007 Government Acountability Office Report [GAO-07-406SP]
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