Latest MV-22 model delivered

Feb. 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Latest Osprey variant features new weather radar, improvements to electronic warfare systems, situational awareness and aircrew comfort.

A new, upgraded model of the joint service MV-22 Osprey has been delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps by the Bell Boeing program alliance.

The new Block C model of the MV-22, which combines tilt-rotor and fixed wing aircraft technologies, features a new weather radar system, a redesigned Environmental Conditioning System, additional chaff/flare dispensers and greater situational awareness through improved cockpit and cabin displays.

"The on-time, on-budget delivery of our first Block C aircraft is the latest milestone in our ongoing quest to make the world's most revolutionary aircraft even more advanced," said John Rader, executive director of the Bell Boeing V-22 Program.

"Block C Ospreys will meet our current customers' enduring need for the latest mission capabilities, while presenting an even more compelling value proposition to future domestic and international customers."

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