Aldridge: V-22 Decision Could Come In Spring 2003

By Thomas Duffy / August 8, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Senior Pentagon officials will likely decide the fate of the V-22 Osprey, now undergoing rigorous flight testing following two fatal crashes in 2000, next spring when they determine if V-22 production dollars should be included in the Marine Corps' fiscal year 2005 budget, the Pentagon's senior acquisition executive said today. Pete Aldridge, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told reporters during a breakfast meeting that a decision point in "eight or nine months" will be crucial...

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