As reported by our sister blog DoD Buzz, last week the Japanese government balked at USMC basing a squadron of V-22s in Okinawa — a development that certainly surprised the Marine Corps (and DoD) and demonstrated that, for all of its flight hours across the globe, the airplane’s bad reputation still lingers. Or does it? Some […]
Grand Ole Osprey
An Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey out of Hurlburt Field, Fl., went down last night in the nearby Eglin training range, injuring all five airmen on board, according to the Air Force. The service isn’t saying much about the crash, other than it happened around 6:45 pm yesterday and that three of the […]
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey went down in southern Morocco earlier today killing two and injuring two American troops, Reuters is reporting. The aircraft was in Morocco for the annual African Lion exercise that focuses on joint training between American troops and African counterparts.
Happy budget day! Yup, the Pentagon’s 2013 budget request officially drops today and according to Reuters, it’s going to ask for $187.8 billion to buy planes and ships while chopping cash for ground vehicles. As we’ve said before, in the 2013 budget, strategic weapons are winning the funding game in the second decade of the 21st […]
I was taking a peek at Lockheed Martin big defense contractors’ recent patent filings the other day when I came accross this whopper. A patent for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft with three wings and six tilting engines, notice I didn’t say tiltrotors. Richard Oliver recently told Aviation Week that a DoD customer was interested […]