During the thirty years since first flight, the V-22 Osprey has become one of the most in-demand aircraft in the U.S. Military.
Produced under a 50-50 strategic alliance with Bell Helicopter, the V-22 is designed to fly with the speed and duration of an airplane, and the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter. It is this unique combination of strengths that make the V-22 such a versatile aircraft across the United States Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command, with the Navy variant coming soon.
America’s armed forces depend on the V-22 to conduct combat and humanitarian missions in the toughest environments — whether it’s search and rescue, hurricane relief, or the delivery of critical supplies by air.
The unique tiltrotor aircraft played a crucial role in military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait – logging an incredible 450,000 flight hours over the course of its career.
The Osprey has a long future ahead.
U.S. Services and allies look forward to the next 30 years of V-22s dominating the battlefield.