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MV-22B Osprey  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 365
Unitary Cost: USD$116 million
Also Known As: MV-22A Osprey
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing and Textron
Parent System: V-22 Osprey
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 459
Total Cost: USD$53 billion
Family Members: CMV-22B Osprey, CV-22B Osprey and HV-22A Osprey
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Description: The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, tilt-rotor aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability. It performs VTOL missions as effective as a conventional helicopter while also having the long range cruise abilities of a twin-turboprop aircraft. The V-22 features a tilt-rotor mounted on each wing tip with its corresponding engine/transmission nacelle. It can operate as a helicopter for takeoff and landing operations and otherwise required. Once airborne, the nacelles rotate forward 90-degree for horizontal flight, converting the V-22 to a high-speed airplane. The V-22's wing rotates for compact storage aboard ships. The V-22 will carry cargo externally and internally and will be armed with two 12.7mm guns. For improved survivability the V-22 includes cross-coupled transmissions so either engine can power the rotors if one engine fails.

Current program status (2004) allows Bell Boeing to continue the low rate initial production (LRIP) phase with deliveries of at least 11 aircraft per year. After 2011, it is planned that the V-22 production rate will grow to 48 per year. The MV-22A will be an assault transport for troops, equipment and supplies, and will be capable of operating from ships and austere airfields. The USMC plans to purchase up to 360 MV-22s to perform vertical assault missions.

According to 2004 official reports, the USMC MV-22 initial operational capability (IOC) will be delayed from September 2004 to March 2007, and the US Air Force CV-22 is expected to complete its initial operational test and evaluation in September 2007 (June 2006 originally). Bell-Boeing joint program office received a $850 million acquisition contract for long lead effort and materials associated with the manufacture and delivery of 11 fiscal year 2006 Lot 10 low rate initial production (LRIP) V-22 aircraft January 24, 2005. Lot 10 includes 9 MV-22 for the Marine Corps and two CV-22 for the Air Force.

On 27 December 2005, Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office was awarded a $1.06 billion contract by the US Navy for procurement of 14 fiscal year 2007 Lot 11 MV-22 and 2 Lot 11 CV-22 aircraft. The 16 V-22 aircraft were expected to be delivered before September 2009. In January 2006 Bell/Boeing delivered the first MV-22 Block B aircraft to the US Marine Corps. The Marine Corps plans call for the first MV-22 aircraft to be deployed in support of combat operations in late 2007.

MV-22B Osprey Applications


Fighting Ships LHA 1 Tarawa LHA 6 America LHA 8 LHD 1 Wasp LPD 17 San Antonio

MV-22B Osprey Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 24
Dimensions
Height: 6.63 meter (21.8 foot)
Length: 17.5 meter (57 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Wingspan: 25.6 meter (84 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 7,925 meter (26,001 foot)
Max Range: 3,889 kilometer (2,100 nautical mile)
Min Range: 954 kilometer (593 mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 12,300 shp (9,176 kW)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 511 kph (276 KTAS)
Weight
Cargo: 9,072 kilogram
Empty Weight: 15,032 kilogram (33,139 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 27,443 kilogram (60,500 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MV-22B Osprey News

There are 39 news between
24 Jan 2003 and 19 Jul 2016
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016Bell Boeing Awarded Contract to Manufacture Four MV-22s for Japan
Friday, May 27, 2016US Navy to Get 44 CMV-22B Tiltrotors as Replacement for C-2 Greyhound Aircraft
Tuesday, July 14, 2015Bell Boeing Awarded Contract for Five MV-22 Ospreys to Japan
Tuesday, May 5, 2015FMS: Japan Requests Sale of 17 V-22B Block C Osprey Aircraft
Wednesday, January 28, 2015US Navy Orders 38 Additional AE 1107C Engines
Monday, December 8, 2014Bell Boeing Demonstrates Successful V-22 Osprey Forward-Firing Capability
Saturday, October 11, 2014US Navy Commissions USS America Amphibious Assault Ship
Wednesday, September 17, 2014V-22 Flight Tests Validate Hot and High Capability for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C Engines
Tuesday, April 8, 2014Phantom Badger Combat Support Vehicle Certified for Transport by V-22 Tiltrotor Aircraft
Tuesday, January 14, 2014FMS: Israel Wants Six V-22B Block C Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America360
YearHoldings
Dec 2014242
Dec 2011120Ten USMC squadrons

Grand Total 3652
Cannons & Gear
M3Mx1
Remote Guardian Systemx1
Propulsion Systems
AE 1107Cx2
Protection Systems
AN/AAR-47x1
AN/ALE-47x1
AN/ALQ-211 SIRFCx1
AN/APR-39x1
JATAS
Sensor Systems
AN/AAQ-27x1
Tactical Vehicles
LSVx1
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