Nearly a decade of missions and operations have proven that the U.S. Marines’ MV-22 Osprey is a one-of-a-kind aircraft that provides unique flexibility in combat. But the tiltrotor continues to present complex operational challenges. The Osprey’s dual rotors can create blinding dust clouds; engine failures have been experienced; and the landing gear and nacelles continue to cause trouble. MV-22Bs have had at least 76 mishaps since 2009, resulting in more than $300 million in ...

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