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CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft: Aircraft profile

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The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover, and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft.

CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft: A CV-22 Osprey aircraft flies over New Mexico during an air refueling mission.CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft: A CV-22 Osprey aircraft flies over New Mexico during an air refueling mission.

Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier: Aircraft profile

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The Harrier today is one of the truly unique and most widely known of military aircraft. It is unique as the only fixed wing V/STOL aircraft in the free world.

AV-8B Harrier jet: An air-to-air view of a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513), Yuma Marine Corps Air Base, Ariz., during Operation Desert Shield.AV-8B Harrier jet: An air-to-air view of a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513), Yuma Marine Corps Air Base, Ariz., during Operation Desert Shield.

MQ-1 Predator UAS: Aircraft profile

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The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system.

MQ-1 Predator UAS: A MQ-1B Predator aircraft from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom June 12, 2008. Since January 2008, more than 1,000 Predator sorties were flown out of Balad, lasting more than 20,000 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter/Released)MQ-1 Predator UAS: A MQ-1B Predator aircraft from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom June 12, 2008. Since January 2008, more than 1,000 Predator sorties were flown out of Balad, lasting more than 20,000 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter/Released)

MH-53 Pave Low helicopter: Aircraft profile

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The MH-53J/M Pave Low's mission is low-level, long-range, undetected penetration into denied areas, day or night, in adverse weather, for infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces.

MH-53 Pave Low helicopter front: An MH-53 Pave Low helicopter from the 20th Special Operation Squadron conducts a flight near Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 20, 2008.MH-53 Pave Low helicopter front: An MH-53 Pave Low helicopter from the 20th Special Operation Squadron conducts a flight near Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 20, 2008.

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