The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), special operations component of the Air Force, has posted unique 360-degree virtual reality video inside of CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
The CV-22 is the U.S. Air Force’s variant of the V-22 Osprey. In 2006, the CV-22 became the Air Force’s premier special operations vertical lift aircraft.
Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.
The CV-22 is jointly designed, produced and supported by Bell Helicopter Textron and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
The CV-22 is equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor and other advanced avionics systems that allow it to operate at low altitude in adverse weather conditions and medium- to high-threat environments.
The first two test aircraft were delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in September 2000. The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M., began CV-22 aircrew training with the first two production aircraft in August 2006.
The U.S. Army has announced on 10 July that it is decided to mount Trophy active protection system… Read More
Russian Su-35S and MiG-35BM fighter jets intercepted U.S. Air Force RC-135W Rivet Joint strategic reconnaissance aircraft over the… Read More
As part of an approved training mission, JBER-based U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units are taking… Read More
The German government has approved an $847 million funding for the procurement of three Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft… Read More
The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. aerospace giant Boeing announced on Friday an agreement worth about $150… Read More