Thursday, April 07, 2011

Obviously, the Marines Like It!

.......The most maligned weapons system of modern times times .................................................................. 4 APRIL 2011 Forbes The Much-Maligned V-22 Osprey is Confounding Critics

The program was begun in the aftermath of a failed 1980 hostage rescie mission in Iran, when military planners realized they needed something better than the conventional helicopters and fixed-wing transports that had first malfunctioned and then collided in the Iranian dessert, killing eight soldiers.



Excellent successes as Marine commanders in Afghanistan's Helmand province praise the aircraft's agility and resiliance. The Helmand command has recorded over 100,000 flight hours for the V-22, and it was used recently for the successful, 90-minute rescue of a downed pilot in Libya.

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Today, the Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command have 130 Ospreys despite Dick Cheney's efforts to kill the program and 2 fatalities 11 years ago.


Submarines are always silent and strange.


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3 Comments:

At 09 April, 2011 17:31, Blogger Contrary in Texas said...

I never understood why Cheney was against the Osprey. It's the only mistake he's made in the last 30 to 40 years. Ha ha.

 
At 10 April, 2011 13:05, Blogger Vigilis said...

Contrary, enjoyed your blog.

 
At 11 April, 2011 12:17, Blogger Contrary in Texas said...

You may remember me as "Old Gary"

 

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