The MV-22 Osprey is headed to combat. The commandant of the Marine Corps announced the first combat deployment for the m-MV-22 aircraft today.
"It's my pleasure to announce that the Marines of VMM 263, the world's first tilt-rotor squadron, will also be the first to take the mMV-22 Osprey into combat"
The aircraft is designed to fly like a plane and land like a helicopter, giving the marines more flexibility in the field.
The Osprey will replace Vietnam-era CH46E Sea Knight Helicopters.