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Sea-Air-Space 2019: New US presidential helicopter nears production

7th May 2019 - 12:55 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Maryland


The USMC’s VH-92A presidential helicopter replacement could soon receive the go-ahead to enter production, according to a key official.

USMC Brig Gen Greg Masiello, the navy’s programme executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programmes, said on 6 May that the VH-92A is scheduled to undergo a review on 30 May on whether it is ready to enter production. The milestone decision rests with navy acquisition chief James Geurts.

Masiello, who spoke at the 2019 Sea-Air-Space Exposition near Washington, DC, said the programme has a ‘handshake’ agreement with Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky, the prime contractor, to build

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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