Bell-Boeing is nearing closure of its first foreign deal with the United Arab Emirates for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor after years of often turbulent development and marketing work to garner sales outside the U.S. The UAE is eyeing use of the Osprey to support its special operations forces, industry officials indicate. An agreement could be signed by year’s end, they add. Interest in the system was reinforced during last year’s NATO operations in Libya, in part because an MV-22 was used to ...

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