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Friday, February 13, 2009

Congressional Legislators Seek VH-71 Report

Connecticut’s representatives in the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for a report that analyzes the “potential advantages” of reopening the contract originally award to AgustaWestland and Lockheed to build the VH-71 presidential helicopter. The contract, awarded in 2005, is now late and well over budget, thus triggering a mandatory review of the program by the Department of Defense. The inquiry has been seen as a thinly veiled attempt to clear the way for the legislators’ Conn.-based constituent Sikorsky Aircraft to win a new contract with its S-92 helicopter. For more information

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