V-22 squadron to be activated on Friday

Osprey Heads Into Combat

While unconvinced that this thing is really ready for prime time (and what does Murdoc know, anyway), there’s no doubt that if this thing performs as advertised it will be a welcome addition to our forces. Put another way: I hope these things win their critics over.

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 traded in CH-46s for V-22s this past summer and go live at the end of the week.

Still, helicopters are going to be a primary mover and shaker for many years to come.