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NAVAIR poised to issue final RfP for presidential helicopter

23rd April 2013 - 14:57 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signaled its intent to enter the final phase of a strategy to source a new presidential helicopter. 

In a pre-solicitation notice issued on 18 April, NAVAIR confirmed plans to release a final Request for Proposal (RfP) to conduct a ‘full and open competition’ for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Programme (VXX). 

The VXX aircraft will replace the existing fleet of ageing VH-3D and VH-60N aircraft currently used to support presidential missions.

NAVAIR’s announcement follows a report released earlier in April by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) endorsing the navy’s revised business case, confirming

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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