'A Test, Not a Final Exam'

Whittle, Richard
February 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2008, Vol. 134 Issue 2, p20
Conference Proceeding
The article reports on the first combat deployment of the U.S. Marine Corps' controversial tiltrotor aircraft MV-22B Osprey in Iraq in October 2007. It is reported that the Pentagon has spent more than $22 billion and 24 years in developing the aircraft. Osprey advocate Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute, a think tank with close ties to Pentagon leaders and the defense industry, said it was far too early to draw any conclusions.


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