For the first time, 10 United States Air Force CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flew in formation during a training exercise on February, 3, 2017 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Watch the 10 USAF CV-22 Ospreys in Formation

This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. The CV-22 can perform missions that normally would require both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The CV-22 takes off vertically and, once airborne, the nacelles (engine and prop-rotor group) on each wing can rotate into a forward position.

The CV-22 is equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor and other advanced avionics systems that allow it to operate at low altitude in adverse weather conditions and medium- to high-threat environments. – US Air Force

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