Navy Planning To Use Osprey For Carrier Onboard Delivery During Wintertime Exercise

By Justin Doubleday / August 12, 2015 at 3:08 PM
The Navy will put the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey aircraft through its first full-scale trial as the primary logistics connector for carrier strike groups during an exercise this winter on the West Coast, according to the head of naval aviation. The exercise will involve integrating the Osprey as the carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft with the other platforms in the carrier air wing, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, the commander of Naval Air Forces, said during an Aug. 12 think-tank event in Washington. He...

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