The Naval Brief: V-22 clutch woes; Ships' decom timeline; Social-media rules; and more...

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Osprey clutch woes. The Marine Corps will continue to fly its MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, even after Air Force Special Operations Command grounded its Osprey fleet due to problems with the clutch, Defense One reports. The Marines have known about the problem for more than a decade and created emergency procedures for aircrews in case the failure occurs, officials said. 

Decommissioning schedule. The Navy has released a proposed schedule for retiring 39 ships—including 24 warships—after fiscal year 2023 starts in October. But Congress is mulling laws that would prohibit some of the ships' retirement. 

New social-media rules. A new Pentagon policy on using social media asks troops and DOD civilians to report fake accounts that spread misinformation about the military, Defense One reports. The policy also has guidance on records management for accounts.

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From Defense One

Russia Is Training Drone Hobbyists to Fight in Ukraine // Patrick Tucker

The effort to replenish depleted Russian forces blurs the line between civilians and military combatants.

Boeing, Northrop Grumman Join Group Pushing 3D Printing to Small Suppliers // Marcus Weisgerber

The White House-backed compact is also part of an effort to make supply chains more resilient.

An Experiment Showed that the Military Must Change Its Cybersecurity Approach // Patrick Tucker

The Defense Department's current "checklist" approach can't keep its networks safe.