8. Do not enter into a new V-22 Osprey procurement contract
Estimated Cost Savings: $12 billion
Here are two facts: 1. Each V-22 costs $122 million to build, which doesn’t translate into cost effectiveness. 2. The V-22 has a readiness rate lower than older and far cheaper helicopters. The Osprey is more of a big fat turkey.
Image of a V-22 Osprey landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. by the U.S. Marine Corps