A look at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft – BBC News

 

7 February 2014 Last updated at 14:13 GMT_72827304_gunner

The United States is building up its military operations in the Horn of Africa to combat Islamist groups in the region.

Frank Gardner visited the base in Djibouti from where the Americans mount covert missions into Somalia and Yemen.

He looked at a key tool in the armoury of the United States Marine Corps – the MV-22 Osprey – a tilt-rotor aircraft which flies like a plane but can land and take off like a helicopter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s