V-22 Osprey hearing, Part II

The House Armed Services Committee is meeting again in a few minutes to reprise perhaps one of the shortest hearings on record. That event, shown above, ended within a few minutes of the call to order. It last just long enough for the committee chairman, Edolphus Towns, to accuse the Department of Defense of steam-rolling the committee’s investigation on the BellBoeing V-22 program.

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2 Responses to V-22 Osprey hearing, Part II

  1. AirSix 24 June, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    Umm… not Armed Services, where the value of the aircraft might be understood. This was House Oversight & Government Reform, a much less sympathetic audience.

  2. Tim 24 June, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    Yes, the Armed Services committee members get much more money from Bell and Boeing, so they “understand” the need for the V-22, despite its dismal performance and high costs.

    Please note the Boeing isn’t pitching a civilian tiltrotor, there are no foreign buyers, and Bell pull out of a project to produce a small tiltrotor for VIP transport.

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