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Air Force CV-22 Ospreys take off from a Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. May 1 for a training mission. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines vertical takeoff, hover and landing qualities of a helicopter with the normal flight characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Markus Maier)
Air Force CV-22 Ospreys take off from a Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. May 1 for a training mission. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines vertical takeoff, hover and landing qualities of a helicopter with the normal flight characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Markus Maier)

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The U.S. Military's V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft had a long and sometimes troubled development, but the Pentagon says its unique capabilities are worth it.

U.S. Military stands behind V-22 Osprey

The U.S. Military's V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft had a long and sometimes troubled development, but the Pentagon says its unique capabilities are worth it.