Marines Committed to Replacing CH-46s -- With V-22s or Something Else

By Adam J. Hebert / July 26, 2002 at 5:00 AM
FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The Marine Corps is committed to finding a replacement to its aging fleet of CH-46 helicopters and will pay whatever it takes to prove the redesigned V-22 tiltrotor is suitable for the troop-transport mission, senior service officials said here this week. But if the V-22's safety and effectiveness cannot be proven through an intensive testing and validation process that began with the Osprey's return to flight this summer, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones said the service...

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