Oil_Slick said:Meanwhile, on a more positive front, the Yanks are seeking money to stuff our ASaC gear into a V-22 Osprey - BIt of a bugger if the AWACS problem with CVF is fixed just as the planes drop off the budgetary radar.
I'd be very surprised if the USN E-2D community allowed the proposed USMC V-22 Totally Organic Sensor System (TOSS (!!)) to survive. The cost of integrating it into an Osprey would be considerable, not least because the airframe would need to be heavily modified for pressurised ops.
If it did go ahead however, it would be an ideal C2ISR asset for CVF.