The Marines are expected to send a squadron of 10 V-22 Ospreys to Iraq this fall. The tilt-rotor troop transport, built by Bell Helicopter Textron, has been in development for 24 years. "We are ready for deployment," Col. Matthew Mulhern, V-22 program manager, said Wednesday. "How it does in combat is the real test, and I think we're real confident that it's going to do well."

Related Summaries