Wired's "Danger Room" blog today referenced an article from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, which reports that the Marine Corps is experiencing "...Some long-term issues with Rolls-Royce" that they need to address. The primary gripe seems to be lower-than-expected engine life, which is NOT attributable to the conditions in Iraq. Amazingly, the USMC have hinted that a change of supplier is not out of the question.
I posted this because the article does not seem to be just another knee-jerk condemnation of the Osprey.
Danger Room post