Memo reveals V-22 concerns

July 19th, 2007  

Topic: Memo reveals V-22 concerns

Posted on Wed, Jul. 18, 2007
Memo reveals V-22 concerns

Star-Telegram Staff Writer
Marine Corps maintenance crews could face major challenges keeping the first squadron of V-22 Ospreys flying when they deploy to Iraq in September, according to an internal memorandum.The memo outlines a series of ongoing reliability problems that could affect the V-22's mission performance.
"Failure to bring these issues to closure quickly will run the risk of significantly impacting aircraft material condition, reducing readiness, increasing supply costs, and degrading the aircraft's ability to support the full scope of operational missions and taskings once in theater," the memo says.
Senior Marine Corps leaders have said they will send the first operational Osprey squadron to Iraq in September.

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