Tag: CV-22

V-22 Ospreys Still At Risk From Sand And Dust As Navy Attempts Third Engine Filter Redesign

The Pentagon’s top watchdog has released a report that offers new details and insights into the U.S. Navy’s struggle to resolve long-standing issues with the Engine Air Particle Separators, or EAPSs, on U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force V-22 Osprey tilt-rotors. This includes the revelation that there was never any requirement for the EAPS design to meet specifications from Rolls-Royce, the manufacturer of the aircraft’s two engines, to ensure proper operation in all desert conditions.

Air Force CV-22 Ospreys Have A New Snowmobile Extraction And Insertion Configuration

The Pentagon recently released a video showing U.S. Air Force special operations CV-22 Ospreys, equipped with a new cabin floor and ramp system, rapidly inserting and extracting personnel on snowmobiles during an exercise in Norway in a scene straight out of an old G.I. Joe comic. However, this tactic could be of very real importance in the future as the U.S. military and its allies increasingly prepare for the potential for a large scale conflict to occur in and around the strategic Arctic region.