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SGA2012: USMC receives first Block C-configured MV-22 Osprey

15th February 2012 - 06:41 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore

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Bell and Boeing used the Singapore Airshow to announce that the first Block C configurated MV-22 Osprey has been delivered to the USMC complete with a new weather radar, as well as improved EW systems and advances in situational awareness.

The upgraded radar stemmed from the fact that 90% of the aircraft's flight hours are conducted as an aeroplane, and therefore the platform has to fly at high altitudes and in turn requires a radar that is suitable for this.

The remaining V-22s that are to be produced out of the USMC's requirement for 360 platforms will now be built

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Beth Stevenson

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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