A US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey, Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina (NC), takes off from the flightdeck of an amphibious assault ship. The MV-22 is an advanced technology, vertical/short takeoff and landing multipurpose tactical aircraft, and is scheduled to replace the aging CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters currently in service