Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Pentagon has postponed additional deployment of the controversial Osprey transport aircraft in Japan's Okinawa prefecture in the wake of a U.S. Air Force helicopter crash there.
The U.S. Marine Corps has planned to deploy one dozen more Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at its Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, and two of them arrived there on Saturday.
But in a statement late on Monday, the U.S. military in Okinawa announced postponement of further ferrying of the remaining ten Ospreys from a military base in the Iwakuni prefecture where the latest shipment of the Bell-Boeing made aircraft arrived last month.
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Comment: Chances are they weren't ready to fly yet anyway so that makes this nothing more than a nice sounding "non-announcement." Chances are also better than good that the rest of the Ospreys will be in Okinawa within a week whether the locals like it or not. The Obama-Nation of Desolation as spoken of by the "profit" Daniel simply doesn't take "no" for an answer! This time it's Ospreys next time it's Predator Drones!