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West 2019: Marines highlight MV-22B enhancements

18th February 2019 - 18:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego, California

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The United States Marine Corps aviation community utilised last week’s West 2019 gathering in San Diego, California to highlight some of the new software and optional capabilities designed to increase tactical survivability and utility of the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

Delivering a presentation titled ‘MV-22B Osprey: Critical Capability for the MAGTF’, CAPT Michael Miersma, USMC, and MV-22 pilot with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, emphasised the Osprey’s unique blend of speed, range, and capability to land like a helicopter.

‘In the Arabian Gulf, for example, MV-22s are flying long range assault transport missions that are too far for a helicopter

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