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Paris Air Show: Arming options for CV-22

16th June 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Mesa


Further arming options are being considered for the US Air Force’s special operations CV-22 tiltrotor as Bell-Boeing plans where to take the variants of the aircraft next and manufactures long-lead items for the US Navy long-range CMV-22B variant.

There are currently 320 aircraft operating worldwide and in the ten years since the first aircraft entered operational service the fleet has clocked up more than 350,000 hours. The company is currently in discussions with the Pentagon for the third multi-year contract and officials are hopeful this will be inked before the end of the year.

Various trials have demonstrated additional capabilities

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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