The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.
The Osprey can carry 24 combat troops or 20,000 pounds of internal cargo, or 15,000 pounds externally.
With a max speed of 270 kts (500 km/h) @ SL, the Osprey can respond quickly to distant threats.
The Osprey’s wings fold into a 63-foot, 18-foot by 18-foot configuration, which takes up less space on an aircraft carrier.
Two customers have used the tilt-rotor technology and flown the aircraft more than 500,000 hours.
Boeing provides the support and services for the V-22’s mission around the world, keeping up with the aircraft’s two customers.
Optimizing readiness of the Osprey fleet around the globe is one of Boeing’s many missions. From performance-based logistics contracting and integrated fleet support to vertical lift maintenance, modifications and repairs, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing total cost of ownership. These award-winning services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each V-22 customer.
|Propulsion||Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,586 kW) each|
|Length||Fuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.47 m); Stowed: 63.0 ft. (19.20 m)|
|Width||Rotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stowed: 18.4 ft. (5.61 m)|
|Height||Nacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); Stabilizer: 17.9 ft. (5.46 m)|
|Rotor Diameter||38.1 ft (11.6 m)|
|Vertical Takeoff Max Gross Weight||52,600 lbs. (23,859 kg)|
|Cockpit - crew seats||2 MV / 3 CV / 2 CMV|
March 21, 2022 in Defense
Boeing donates the original V-22 Osprey wind tunnel model to the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center.Learn More
April 29, 2022 in Defense
A photo shows a CV-22 conducting submarine operations for U.S. Special Operations Command.Learn More
March 1, 2022 in Defense
A Navy commodore lauds the tiltrotor’s capabilities and recent performance aboard the USS Carl Vinson.Learn More
September 3, 2020 in Defense
A V-22 integrated test team recently performed critical flight testing aboard the U.S. Navy’s amphibious USS Wasp and USS New York ships.Learn More
August 27, 2020 in Defense
A team of teens from the St. Louis area spent their summer vacation improving mission readiness for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of CV-22s.Learn More
August 1, 2019 in Defense
Boeing celebrates the opening of a modern V-22 Osprey factory outside Philadelphia.Learn More
September 8, 2015 in Defense
U.S. Air Force pilot Major Brett Cassidy, reunites with the CV-22 he flew through a fire fight. Their incredible story as the two come together at Hurlburt Field, Fla.Learn More
June 12, 2013 in Defense
The five-year pacts are for the production of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.Learn More
May 13, 2013 in Defense
Flying low and fast in a CV-22, Capt. Will Thompson maneuvers the aircraft through a narrow mountain pass in the dead of night.Learn More
September 19, 2013 in Defense
Boeing turned to a team of NASCAR-experienced engineers to help with a vehicle that is sleek, versatile and speedy, and it doesn’t even leave the ground.Learn More
Boeing has filled the assault support role for the US Marine Corps with the MV-22 since 2007. The US Air Force and the Air Force Special Operations Command has utilized the CV-22 variant since 2009. The US Navy began taking delivery of the CMV-22, featuring long range fuel tanks, in 2020. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force utilizes a modified MV-22 in humanitarian support, search and recovery, and transport missions. The US Marines also utilize their MV-22s in a presidential support role at HMX-1.