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Si prospetta una battaglia fra Bell-Boeing e Northrop Grumman sulla prevista successione degli ormai obsoleti aerei "COD" della US Navy ....

 

Battle brews over US Navy C-2A Greyhound replacement ....

 

A battle is brewing between Northrop Grumman and Bell-Boeing over the US Navy's nascent requirement to replace its ageing fleet of Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhounds.

 

 

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/battle-brews-over-us-navy-c-2a-greyhound-replacement-384445/

 

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Questo aereo mi è nuovo;se possibile vorrei sapere cos'è il COD e perché ce ne è tanto bisogno?

 

In questo recente articolo, nel quale viene addossata allo USMC la responsabilità di voler rottamare il velivolo, la cosa viene spiegata con chiarezza ....

 

Marines Pushing Navy to Scrap One of Its Most Important Planes ....

 

Vital carrier cargo plane stands in way of Marines’ controversial tiltrotor.

 

Certain key officers want to replace the C-2 with the V-22 even though the latter was never meant for the carrier logistics role and lacks the appropriate performance.

Moreover, the V-22 is crash-prone, much more expensive to purchase than the C-2 and could require billions of dollars in modifications to Navy ships in order to be able to land on them.

 

Link .... https://medium.com/p/1fcfab7e77df

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