The United Arab Emirates is nearing a deal with Bell-Boeing that will make it the first international customer for the V-22 tiltrotor. The UAE is eyeing the Osprey for its special operations forces, and interest was bolstered after a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 picked up downed F-15 pilots during the air war over Libya, according to industry sources. The deal could be signed by year-end, and the sources suggest the UAE's interest has sparked Israel to consider a buy sooner than previously ...

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