CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- May 4, 2008
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This month's issue of Rotor & Wing, quoting the GAO, seems to disagree. See the attached article (I apologize for the poor format; i wish I could have just copied and pasted text but it was a picture file).silkmonkey said:So far from what I have read the V-22 in its initial combat deployment to Iraq has done remarkably well, the problems currently regarding this aircraft now, from what I have read has been the production, the distribution and the inventory of spare parts for this aircraft.
The tilt-rotor technology does not seem to be the culprit in itself, but the operational history so far is underwhelming just the same. If this continues to be the case, I don't know how much longer the proponents of the V-22 will be able to keep it alive.
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