Pentagon decides not to cancel V-22 Osprey
- Congress Daily
- May 22, 2001
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After a fatal crash last December--the second for the Osprey in less than a year--the Navy grounded the fleet and put off a decision on whether to begin full-scale production.
The decision to go ahead with the Osprey program was made last week by Pete Aldridge Jr., who was sworn in as undersecretary of defense for acquisition earlier this month.
The decision, which was not publicly announced, was first reported in today's edition of Inside the Navy.