Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



First Operational CV-22 To Be Delivered To US Air Force

Air Force Special Operations Command's first operational CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
by Staff Writers
Hurlburt Field FL (SPX) Mar 22, 2006
Air Force Special Operations Command's first operational CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft is scheduled for delivery to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M, March 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, AFSOC commander, will personally deliver this aircraft from the test wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., to Kirtland.

This aircraft will be the first of four CV-22's scheduled for basing at the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland this year. The 58th SOW provides advanced training to Air Force special operations pilots and aircrews.

The CV-22 was not only designed to replace existing aircraft, but to provide special operations warriors a new capability to perform the missions of both airplane and helicopter. No other military aircraft in the world possesses these capabilities.

Procurement plans call for a total of 50 Ospreys to be delivered to AFSOC by 2017. The first combat squadron is scheduled to be operational at Hurlburt by 2009.

Related Links
US Air Force Special Operations Command - Hurlburt Field

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Applies P-3 Expertise
New York NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2006
L-3 Communications has announced that its Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) subsidiary is working closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air/Marine officials to return the agency's P-3 aircraft to flight.







  • Eye On Eurasia: Russia As East-West Bridge
  • The Sino-Russian Superpower
  • Outside View: Putin's China Strategy
  • Preemption Remains US Policy Option

  • Why Iran Nuke Talks Postponed
  • US May Propose Tough UN Nuclear Resolution Against Iran
  • Nukes Overshadow US-Iran Talks
  • Iran And The Nuclear Standoff

  • Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile
  • Lockheed Martin: Unitary Army Tactical Missiles
  • Stinger Missiles In Afghanistan A Threat: US
  • Raytheon Awarded Contract For Block IV Tomahawk Missile

  • BMD Watch: DOD's IG Fumes At MDA
  • BMD Focus: Quality Control Works
  • Firing Success For Defender Air Defence System
  • Raytheon: Cobra Judy Replacement Program Completes X-Band Radar Design Review

  • Lockheed Martin Delivers F-22 Raptor To Second Operational Squadron
  • CAESAR Triumphs As New Gen Of Radar Takes Flight
  • Northrop Grumman to Provide F-16 Fleet To Greek Air Force
  • US Offers India Advanced Fighter Aircraft

  • We're Flying Without Wing Flaps And Without A Pilot
  • Boeing Completes Successful Autonomous Flight Control Technology Program
  • Geneva Aerospace Completes Dakota UAV Test Flight
  • Athena Techs' Guidance, Nav and GPS Solution Used In Warrior UAV

  • Bush Suggests US Troops Will Still Be In Iraq In 2009
  • Mortar Attack On Iraq Shiites Highlights Sectarian Divide
  • US Blasted For Creating Terrorism "Quagmire" On Anniversary Of Iraq War
  • Bush Predicts 'Victory' Three Years After Iraq Invasion

  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Reaches Million Flight Hour Milestone
  • L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Applies P-3 Expertise
  • First Operational CV-22 To Be Delivered To US Air Force
  • JDAM Continues To Be Warfighter's Weapon Of Choice

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement