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DoD refocuses presidential helicopter replacement

12th March 2012 - 16:50 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London, UK


Further delays to the US VXX Presidential helicopter acquisition programme have placed the current fleet under stress and in need of significant upgrades, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

In a report on the state of VXX project, released at the end of February, the GAO found that despite evaluating 52 possible solutions as part of an analysis of alternatives (AoA), the study was rejected as no ‘cost-effective’ solution was deemed to have been found.

The range of aircraft examined by the NAVAIR-led VXX AoA study team included the Bell-Boeing V-22 tilt-rotor, the Boeing H-47F Chinook, the Boeing 101

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