Osprey Night Landing Aboard USNS Mercy
April 22, 2021
April 19, 2021 - A MV-22B Osprey assigned to Air Test and Evaluation (HX) Squadron 21 of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland prepares to land aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) flight deck with night lights aglow. Mercy is underway off the coast of Southern California completing Dynamic Interface Testing, where the ship’s aviation facilities are being evaluated for compatibility with the V-22 Osprey and MH-60 Seahawk, and establish launch and recovery windows in adverse weather conditions.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg.