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Osprey Joins Presidential Fleet

Osprey Joins Presidential Fleet

The first of up to 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors are joining Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, the unit tasked with transporting the President, other VIPs and their entourages.

The Marine Corps was expected to take formal delivery of the first HMX-1 MV-22 last month. The MV-22s are replacing the CH-46E Sea Knights attached to the squadron and are being modified with upgraded communications equipment and seating. They are not expected to be used to transport the President. While they will be painted in HMX-1s signature dark green, they will not have the white tops associated with the Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns used to fly the President.

Source: By Mark Huber, AIN Online News 15 March 2013

Photo: The U.S. MV-22 Osprey Royal international Air Tattoo 2006 (Photo by aircraftinformation.info)



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