TALKING used to counter artillery and mortar shells11 –

TALKING
PAPER

 

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THE
CV-22 OSPREY

 

– Purpose:  To explain what the CV-22’s mission,
capabilities as well as what its current and future roles are

 

– The CV-22 Osprey:  mission and characteristics

 

 
— The mission of the CV-22 is “to conduct long-range infiltration,
exfiltration and resuppy

      missions for special operations forces”1

                                                                

 
— The CV-22 Osprey is a combat aircraft that utilizes tiltrotor
technology2

 

 
— Tiltrotor technology enables the CV-22 to perform either vertical
takeoffs and landings or

    
 more traditional rolling takeoffs
or landings3

 

 
— During flight, the CV-22 is able to convert between a turboprop
airplane configuration and a

    
 helicopter like configuration mid
flight4

 

– Osprey Roles:  Multirole combat aircraft5

 

  —
CV-22 Ospreys are used primarily with USAF Special Operations and are
functioning out

    
 of Hurlburt Field, Florida6

 

 
— The CV-22 is utilized by the USAF Special Operations Command for insertion,
extraction

    
 and finally resupply7

 

 
— The CV-22 also lends itself to combat search and rescue missions8

 

– The CV-22:  role in future conflicts

 

 
— A future role for the CV-22 can include being a light attack aircraft9

 

 
— Additionally, with advancing capability of directed energy weapons,
the future may allow the

    
CV-22 to “counter rockets”10

 

 
— Could also possibly be used to counter artillery and mortar shells11

 

– Conclusion:  The CV-22 is a multirole combat aircraft with unique
rotortilt technology that is   

 
used to insert, extract or resupply troops and will take on new roles as
future weapons continue

 
to develop

 

 

END
NOTES

 
1. “CV-22 Osprey.” U.S. Air Force. January 20, 2016, http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104531/cv-22-osprey/.

  2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

5. “Boeing.”
Boeing: V-22 Osprey. http://www.boeing.com/defense/v-22-osprey/.

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid.

8. Ibid.

 
9. Gouré, Ph.D. Daniel. “V-22 Osprey Continues To Defy Critics And
Expand Roles And    

Missions.” Lexington Institute.
February 08, 2016. http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/v-22-osprey-continues-to-defy-critics-and-expand-roles-and-missions/.

 
10. Ibid.

 
11. Ibid.