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Boeing conducts successful test flight of Osprey for U.S. Navy

Ryukyu Shimpo reported from Washington on Boeing’s announcement on Tuesday that the first test flight of a Navy variant of the Osprey tilt-rotor plane was completed successfully in Texas. While explaining that the Navy plans to replace its aging C-2 Greyhound cargo planes with CMV-22s by 2026, the article projected that two new Navy Ospreys will eventually be deployed to MCAS Iwakuni for operations aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. The paper added that the Ospreys may fly to Kadena AB when the nuclear flattop operates off the coast of Okinawa.

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