White House Points to Apache, Osprey in Aluminum, Steel Tariff Announcement

By R&WI Staff | March 9, 2018
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A Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, 4th Marine Air Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, conducts prepares to land during UNITAS Amphibious 2015 at Ilha do Governador, Brazil. Photo taken by U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ricardo Davila

U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on aluminum and steel imports Thursday, saying the new measures are meant to counter unfair trade practices that hurt American workers and industries and threaten national security.

For now, the tariffs don’t apply to Canada or Mexico, which a White House release said, Trump “recognizes … present a special case” while discussions continue with those countries to resolve U.S. concerns.


A separate release from the White House pointed to the use of aluminum on a number of U.S. weapon systems such as the Army’s Boeing AH-64 Apache and the Marine Corps Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey. It also cited the use of steel on aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, submarines, tanks and light armored vehicles.

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