Near-term V-22 production curtailed, but five-year plan boosted
In a bid to make the V-22 tiltrotor more affordable, the Pentagon plans to spend about $360 million during the next several years to improve how the Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) aircraft are built, and to reach a price of $58 million per copy in 2010. Cost has gradually supplanted technical issues as the Pentagon's main concern about the Bell Boeing V-22. Following a recent high-level review by acting Pentagon acquisition chief Michael Wynne, officials ...
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