Navy May Delay Decision On Replacing Carrier Supply Planes

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April 10, 2014 AT 12:46 PM
The U.S. Navy is looking for an inexpensive way to replace its aging fleet of 35 C-2 planes that ferry passengers and spare parts to aircraft carriers, but may be able to put off a procurement decision for one to two years. Rear Admiral Michael Manazir, who heads the Navy's air warfare division, said he was looking at proposals from C-2 maker Northrop Grumman Corp to modernize the existing planes, or buy V-22 tiltrotor planes from Boeing Co and Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter unit.