Politics at Play in Presidential Helicopter Fleet Program?

August 2004
Sea Power;Aug2004, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p6
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Navy to delay the awarding of a contract to build a fleet of presidential helicopters. Issue of whether to select the U.S. Sikorsky VH92 or the US101, a variant of EH101 helicopter of British-Italian company AgustaWestland; Decision of the Senate defense committee to cut the Navy's funding request for the VXX helicopter which will replace the Air Force and Coast Guard H-60 helicopters.


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