UKSF V-22 Osprey

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UKSF V-22 Osprey

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I've seen a handful of stories flying about in the mainstream media and elsewhere that are suggesting that the UK will "acquire" a handful of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft for UKSF counter terrorism operations in and around the UK, owing to the aircraft's vastly superior speed when compared with traditional helicopters.

I don't suppose anybody here could speak to the veracity of these articles? It'd certainly be a surprise to me if it turns out the UK has actually bought a few V-22s, rather than leasing them from the US. It all seems a bit wooly at the moment to be honest. If true it'd be interesting to see if this marks the beginning of serious UK interest in V-22, especially with the need for a new rotary wing utility aircraft in the middle distance.

Article in the Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ht-UK.html

And the Express:
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/657831 ... uperweapon
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Re: UKSF V-22 Osprey

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2+2=5.

Blades train with Sherman counterparts (shock), press and internet fanbois fap off in a frenzy (shock).

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downsizer wrote:2+2=5.

Blades train with Sherman counterparts (shock), press and internet fanbois fap off in a frenzy (shock).
Had a feeling that there was very little evidence on the ground. I'd be surprised if HMG didn't make a big deal of it if we were actually buying/leasing some. May simply be a case of crap journos with little understanding of defence and overactive imaginations.

Yeah, double checked with other sources and it looks very likely to be B/S.
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Re: UKSF V-22 Osprey

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Thread already exists.

http://ukdefenceforum.net/viewtopic.php ... 8&start=30

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Re: UKSF V-22 Osprey

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I'm gonna go ahead and close this thread as the subject is already being covered in the UKSF thread, here: http://ukdefenceforum.net/viewtopic.php ... =30#p20368

Please resume your discussions there.

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