V-22 Osprey

V-22 Osprey

V-22 Osprey

Primary function: Amphibious assault transport of troops, equipment and supplies from assault ships and land bases.

Manufacturer: Bell Boeing

Description: The V-22 Osprey is a multi-engine, dual-piloted, self-deployable, medium lift, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tilt-rotor aircraft designed for combat, combat support, combat service support, and Special Operations missions worldwide. It will replace the Corps' aged fleet of CH-46E and CH-53D medium lift helicopters.

Unit Replacement Cost: Unit Cost (FY05 $ TY Unit Recurring Flyaway Costs): $71.3M

Mission: Marine Corps Assault Support
Variants: The CV-22 will be utilized by the Air Force and SOCOM for Special Operations missions maintaining maximum commonality with the MV-22. Aircraft avionics peculiar to Air Force/SOCOM unique mission requirements constitute primary aircraft differences. The Navy will use the HV-22 for Combat Search and Rescue and fleet logistics support.

Deployed to: The MV-22 will be transitioned to all Marine Corps medium lift active duty and reserve tactical squadrons, the medium lift training squadron (FRS), and the executive support squadron (HMX).
They will deploy as required in a similar manner that current medium lift units are deployed. IOC is FY07.

Spread / Folded
Length....…57' 4" / Length.............63' 0"
Width....….84' 7" / Width..............18' 5"
Height...…..22' 7" / Height..............8' 3"

Takeoff Weights:
Vertical Takeoff/Landing (VTOL)......52,600 lb
Short Takeoff/Landing (STOL)..........57,000 lb
Self Deploy STO..............................60,500 lb

Key Performance Parameters: (MV-22 OpEval demonstrated values in parentheses): OPEVAL was conducted from March to June 2005 and found to be operationally effective, operationally suitable and recommended for Fleet introduction.

Mission Range:Amphibious Pre-Assault Raid 200 nm (230nm)
Amphibious External Lift with 10,000 lb load 50 nm (50nm)
Land Assault External Lift 50nm (69nm)
Troop Seating, 24 Combat Troops (24 Combat Troops)
Self-Deployment 2100 nm (2113 nm)

Cruise Airspeed: MV-22 240 kts (255 kts)
CV-22 230 kts
Aerial Refueling Capable & Shipboard Compatible

Initial Operational Capability: 2007

Number Procured (authorized through FY05): 76 MV-22

Prime Contractor(s): Boeing Defense and Space Group, Phila, PABell Helicopter Textron, Ft Worth, TXRolls Royce, Indianapolis, IN
Planned Inventory: 360 MV-22 (USMC)50 CV-22 (USAF)48 HV-22 (USN)

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