via Defense Industry Daily.
March 26/17: New British Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will not have V-22 tiltrotor aircraft onboard, according to a written parliamentary reply external link external link to Lord West. Lord West, a retired Royal Navy officer and former government minister, had asked if the government was considering the Osprey for use by the state’s special forces. In response, the government stated that the aircraft was not part of plans to deliver the UK Carrier Strike capability. However, the MoD will continue to explore a variety of options to augment the capabilities of the carriers.Why buy the cow if you can get the milk free? The so called special relationship is turning the UK into a US colony. They're becoming more dependent on us everyday. I wouldn't be surprised if the USMC setup a permanent detachment of V-22's on their carrier and then shout about interoperability.