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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

USA & France Take Interoperability A Step Further With USMC V22 Tests On Board Mistral Class LHD

FS Dixmude and V-22 OspreyOn July 5th, the French Navy Naval Aviation Practical Experimentation Center (centre d’expérimentations pratiques de l’aéronautique navale - CEPA) led a certification campaign of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft on the Mistral class LHD Dixmude.

The tests took place off the coast of Djibouti, an East Africa country where both France and the USA have permanent bases.

The goal through this certification is to enhance interoperability between the French and American navies.

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