Sunday, June 16, 2013

VIDEO: Marine V-22 Osprey lands on Japanese DDH Hyuga off California

This video from the Associated Press shows a United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft landing on board the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH-181) off the California coast as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise led by the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force that will test participants in the planning and execution of amphibious operations through a series of live training events.

This marks the first occasion an Osprey has landed on a JMSDF ship, with the aircraft coming from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) "Greyhawks" based at nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Related Links:
Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship (Associated Press)
Images: MV-22 Osprey lands on Japanese destroyer (DVIDS)

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