Among the equipment that could prove to be particularly useful are MV-22 osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
, they said.
After three months of daily flight operations in support of Talisman Saber and Bradshaw Field Training Exercises in Australia, the crew is learning firsthand the capabilities, limitations, and potential of the highly versatile tilt-rotor aircraft
Japan and the United States conducted joint drills Wednesday using MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Shiga Prefecture in western Japan, the first training outside Okinawa using the controversial tilt-rotor aircraft
Tokyo and Washington have agreed to conduct joint training exercises using the tilt-rotor aircraft
outside of Okinawa later this month, making it the latest gesture of bilateral efforts to ease the prefecture's base-hosting burdens.
The last of an additional batch of MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
being deployed in Japan flew Wednesday from a U.
Marines held a ceremony Friday for a unit formed to operate MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
at the Marines' Futenma Air Station in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture.
The UAE also is interested in purchasing the tilt-rotor aircraft
, which takes off and lands like a helicopter but flies like a plane, the sources said.
Each SSC will use four Rolls-Royce MT7 gas turbines, derived from the same engine which powers the US Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
Marine Corps observes safety measures agreed on between the two countries over the operation of MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
deployed to Okinawa.
Panetta "looks forward to discussing a wide range of issues with his Japanese counterpart, including Japanese concerns over safety of the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
the United States is deploying to Japan," Little said.
Summary: The US government is eyeing Israel, Canada and the United Arab Emirates as possible initial foreign buyers of the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft
built by Boeing Co and Bell Helicopter, a top US Marine Corps official told Reuters.
The US government is eyeing the UAE among the possible initial foreign buyers of the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft
built by Boeing Company and Bell Helicopter, a top US Marine Corps official told Reuters.