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NAVAIR eyes first flight of VH-92A presidential helicopter

12th April 2017 - 12:16 GMT | by Scott Gourley


Officials overseeing the Pentagon's VH-92A presidential helicopter replacement programme are anxiously awaiting the upcoming 'first flight' milestone for the new rotary wing fleet.

Programme office responsibilities include the current fleet of in-service aircraft (11 VH-3 and eight VH-60N plus one training aircraft of each type model) as well as the pending VH-92A replacement aircraft, according to Col Robert Pridgen, NAVAIR programme manager at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

'It's all about safe, reliable transportation for the president, vice president and heads of state,' he said. 'The other piece of it is those responsibilities the president has; mostly communications are inside

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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