Top Officials Remain Noncommittal on V-22's Future

By Adam J. Hebert / September 4, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Senior administration officials have declined to give unconditional support to the embattled V-22 program in recent weeks, instead choosing to express support for the tiltrotor concept only and reserving judgment about the merits of the Osprey program itself until after engineering studies and other reviews are complete. Last week, outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mike Ryan left his service's options for the V-22 wide open, saying if the program can perform as advertised, the Air Force will likely...

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