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Israeli Air Force reveals thoughts on Osprey

13th December 2011 - 16:05 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Israeli Air Force (IAF) helicopter pilots who test flew the V-22 Osprey have said the aircraft would need to find a new role within the air arm rather than replace another type, it has emerged.

Lt Col Nimrod Golan and Lt Col Avi Carmeli test flew the MV-22 Osprey during a series of evaluation flights at MCAS New River, North Carolina in May and July this year.

As part of the trials, the two officers flew several hours in the aircraft, including conducting aerial refuelling from a KC-130J. They also flew sorties in the simulators at New River where all

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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