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Col. Matthew Kelly to Lead V-22 Joint Program Office Within NAVAIR

Col. Matthew Kelly, formerly MV-22 military lead for the V-22 Osprey program, has assumed leadership of the V-22 Joint Program Office within the Naval Air Systems Command and succeeded former program manager Col. Dan Robinson. NAVAIR said Thursday Kelly will lead PMA-275’s work to oversee the full lifecycle of the tiltrotor aircraft …

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Report: US Military Looks to Resume Mid-air Refueling Training in Japan

The U.S. military looks to resume mid-air refueling training exercises in Japan in January after drills were suspended due to a crash landing in early December, NHK reported Thursday. U.S. told Japan that it would restart refueling training after a re-education of pilots, confirmation of training procedures and flight simulation exercises, the report stated. …

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Navy Forms New Detachment for Osprey Aircraft Crew Training

The U.S. Navy has set up a detachment at a Marine Corps air station in New River, North Carolina, to help train crews and maintenance staff on the CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, Seapower magazine reported Thursday. Richard R. Burgess writes the service branch’s airborne command and control logistics wing has begun to establish …

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Navy Conducts Fleet Battle Experiment on Osprey Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has conducted a fleet battle experiment on its variant of the V-22 Osprey aircraft to gauge the platform’s performance as replacement for the C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery platform. The service branch said Monday the MV-22B Osprey aircraft transported 34,590 pounds of cargo and 563 passengers to and from the USS Carl …

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Japan, Australia Build Up Amphibious Forces With New Warships & Ospreys

Australia and Japan have started efforts to build up their amphibious forces in support of their deterrence strategies amid China’s aggression in the South China Sea, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Japan has started to procure 52 amphibious assault vehicles and 17 Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey aircraft in an …

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Navy, Marines Demo New Vehicles at 2014 Sea-Air-Space Expo

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have demonstrated new military vehicles at the 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition held last week at National Harbor, Md., Federal News Radio reported Friday. Michael O’Connell writes the Marines’ V-22 Osprey aircraft and the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers, Carderock Division‘s Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Platform were presented to the …

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