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Old 11th Dec 2014, 19:16
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Join Date: Aug 2009
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Age: 60
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The "dead but alive" Israeli V-22 buy.

The confidential agreement was negotiated over two years between the Israeli MoD and the U.S. Navy International Programs Office, which would administer the sale because the Naval Air Systems Command runs the V-22 program. Israel would buy its Ospreys with U.S. Foreign Military Financing aid.
So Israel would not actually buy the Ospreys, the American taxpayer would.
Not so sure I care for that set up.
Sure, I am a fan of the Osprey, and would love to see the production line stay alive and warm.
But ... those are expensive aircraft.
Why the charity program?
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