Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

At Long Last…

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

The future workhorse of the military, to be used by every branch, is being approved.

Pentagon Approves Osprey Production

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to begin full-rate production of the V-22 Osprey, the hybrid helicopter-airplane that the Marine Corps considers vital to the future of its air fleet.

The Osprey program has been threatened since 23 Marines died in a pair of crashes during testing in 2000.

The go-ahead to start full-scale production was approved by the Defense Acquisition Board. – source

Although it’s beginnings were rocky (what test program isn’t), it promises to be a more effective and versitile workhorse to replace the Chinook, Sea Knight, and the C-130. Can I hear a big Hoooah for progress.

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