V-22 Osprey Joint Services Advanced Vertical Lift Aircraft (V-22)
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NAVY PEO (AIR ASW ASSAULT AND SPECIAL MISSION PROGRAMS) PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The V-22 Osprey Joint Services Advanced Vertical Lift Aircraft V-22 Program is charged by the DoD with developing, testing, evaluating, procuring, fielding and supporting a tilt rotor, VerticalShort Takeoff and Landing VSTOL aircraft for Joint Service application. The Navy was designated the Executive Agent with support from the United States Air Force USAF in the V-22 Joint Program Office located at the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The V-22 Program is designed to provide an aircraft to meet the amphibiousvertical assault needs of the United States Marine Corps USMC, the strike rescue needs of the Navy, and the special operations needs of the USAF and United States Special Operations Command USSOCOM. The MV-22 variant is replacing the CH-46E in the USMC and will supplement the H-60 in the Navy. The CV-22 variant provides a new capability and augments the MC-130 in the USAFUSSOCOM inventory for special operations infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply missions. The V-22 is capable of flying over 2,100 nautical miles with a single refueling, giving the Services the advantage of a VSTOL aircraft able to rapidly self-deploy to any location in the world. Block Descriptions V-22 capability is being increased and fielded over time via a Block upgrade acquisition strategy. MV-22 Block A provides a Safe and Operational Test and Training Asset configuration that supports developmental and operational flight tests, as well as fleet training. MV-22 Block B provides for correction of previously identified deficiencies and suitability improvements. MV-22 Block C provides mission enhancements, primarily in the areas of environmental control systems upgrades and mission systems improvements. Block 010 is a CV-unique configuration including radar and electronic countermeasures upgrades. Block 20 will provide an enhanced CV-unique configuration with communications and aircraft system performance upgrades.
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