V-22 COSTS: Despite the Pentagon's recent decision to slow the growth rate for V-22 Osprey production - potentially curbing economies of scale - the program remains confident it can still meet its goal to lower the $71 million cost of the Marine Corps version to $58 million by 2010, says Dan Korte, director of the V-22 program for Boeing. The company builds the tiltrotor aircraft's fuselage in Philadelphia. The program continues to fund cost-reduction initiatives, such as redesigning parts ...

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