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Rep. Miller denounces funding of struggling aircraft
U.S. Rep. Brad Miller of Raleigh is calling for an end to years of federal funding to an aerospace company that is trying to develop a military aircraft that takes off and lands vertically.
Miller, a Democrat, is scheduled to appear tonight on ABC's World News Tonight, which plans to air a report on the DP-2 Aircraft. DuPont Aerospace Co., based in San Diego, is developing the aircraft.
Congressional earmarks have provided $63 million over 20 years for the DP-2, which is the brainchild of aerospace engineer Tony duPont. According to a news release issued today by Miller's office, the aircraft has never flown successfully.
This "aircraft" has not left the ground much less the flat bed truck that it spends most of its time on in the twenty years that the Republicans have given this turkey millions with no apparent expectations for a timely or functional result.
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Edited by Animal, 12 June 2007 - 12:58 AM.