Presidential Helo Contract Expected
“The contract for the next US presidential helicopter will be awarded this week, perhaps as soon as Wednesday evening,” Defense News reports.
“The only known bidder on the program is the team of Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin, which is offering a souped-up version of Sikorsky’s S-92. The president flies in Sikorsky-made VH-3D and VH-60N aircraft. The US government hopes to acquire up to 23 operational helicopters, with a 2020 operational date targeted.”