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Sikorsky VH-92A Aircraft Passes Initial Test to Become New Presidential Helicopter

Sikorsky VH-92A Aircraft Passes Initial Test to Become New Presidential Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Sikorsky VH-92A Aircraft Passes Initial Test to Become New Presidential Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting eventSikorsky‘s VH-92A rotary aircraft passed its initial flight assessment to replace older VH-3D and VH-60N units as the presidential helicopter, USNI reported Tuesday.

Sikorsky received a $1.2B contract in 2014 to build up to 23 new helicopters, right before Lockheed Martin‘s acquisition of the company.

The first new helicopter landed on the White House during a test flight conducted Sept. 22.

The Naval Air Systems Command expects the new helicopter to achieve initial operational capability by late 2020, with full production to continue through 2023.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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