25 Oct '15, 8am

Watchdog thinks Pentagon has too many V-22 spare parts

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 71st Special Operations Squadron, 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base New Mexico prepares to land as part of a training mission in northern New Mexico. (Photo: Air Force) 111 CONNECT 25 TWEET 13 LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The top Defense Department logistics office has stockpiled unneeded spare parts for the V-22 Osprey, including nearly 80 years' worth of spare aircraft frames, the Pentagon's internal investigator said. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation office's "process to manage V‑22 Osprey spare parts resulted in excessive inventory for 22 spare parts, valued at approximately $8.7 million," according to the Inspector General. "In addition, DLA Aviation could incur holding costs for the excessive inventory placed in storage," the IG said in a report. The V-22 Osprey is a workhorse aircraft used by the Air Force, Ma...

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