Japan has sent its own assessment team to check out the V-22 Osprey in advance of the U.S. Marine Corps going operational with the tiltrotor in the Asian country. “They sent an assessment team over here and they went through the simulators and they flew in the V-22,” says Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., deputy commandant for Marine Corps aviation. The Japanese have been wary of the Osprey deployment there given recent high-profile crashes with the aircraft, including an April 11 ...


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