April 6 in Bay Subic Bay (Philippines) pilots MV-22 Osprey Squadron «Dragons» ILC (Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-265), amphibious assault helicopter carrier USS Okinawa (LPH-3) conducted a kind of first training on the universal supply ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).
During flight tests flight personnel led the Commission closely interact with civilian crew USNS Sacagawea Sealift Command, learned about the unique abilities of the aircraft, including its cargo and transport capabilities. Namely, an operation to delivery to the ship and back to the car saves Humvee.
«This is our first MV-22, which had a landing, refueling and cargo and passenger operations,» said the captain of the ship USNS Sacagawea Bellfi Rollin (Rollin Bellfi).
Flights were in joint military exercises yearly Balikatan 2013 (April 5-17).