The first documented combat use of fast roping dates back to the early 1980s, when Great Britain thought it would be a great idea to travel all the way to Argentina and engage in combat with the South American nation over the Falkland Islands.
Since then, such sights have been abundant both in the real world and in the movies, so it’s not something we’re not used to seeing. That doesn’t make each such operation impressive, though.
What you can see in the main pic of this piece (click main photo to enlarge) is a CV-22 Osprey dropping soldiers out its rear. The soldiers shown here are doing this at the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea, with their home base being in Kadena, Japan.
The Osprey and its crew flew over the Korea Strait to take part in the Teak Knife exercise taking place in the peninsula in September. And the Osprey, as seen here, had a pretty straightforward and simple task, given how it was designed to conduct primarily special operations forces long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply – it can carry up to 32 people or 10,000 pounds (4.5 tons) of cargo.