With more speed and cargo-hauling ability than most helicopters, the USMC's MV-22 Osprey could prove an able partner in US disaster relief operations.
Mv 22 Osprey
Anyone that's seen one of our military photo roundups, which are posted every Friday afternoon, knows that we're pretty fond of the Osprey, the US military's tilt-rotor cargo plane. While its ability to transition from horizontal to vertical flight is plenty cool on its own, the US Air Force's Special Operations Command could modify the branch's CV-22 (the Marines fly the MV-22), giving it a serious upgrade in the process.
Today also sees the start of another new feature, which should really appeal to photography fans. We've raided the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System for the very best military photos of the past week, taken by the photojournalists of America's armed forces. Keep an eye open every Friday afternoon for more of the best.