An in-depth profile of the MV-22 Osprey

As the MV-22 Osprey becomes more and more embedded into US Marine Corps’ aviation tactics, Joe Copalman explains how through time the Osprey community has matured, how it stays modern and diversifies to ever-changing threats

Recent advances in near-peer anti-ship missile technology pose a potent threat to the ability of the US Marine Corps (USMC) to attack and seize enemy beaches, as the range of these missiles forces amphibious shipping beyond the horizon, injecting a ‘tyranny of distance’ that the USMC must overcome to move Marines and equipment from ship to shore.

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