Since 1953, Sikorsky’s helicopters have served every US commander-in-chief since President Dwight D. Eisenhower and that legacy is poised to continue with the VH-92A program.
Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of Lockheed Martin, won the $1.24 billion US Navy contract in 2014 to develop six new presidential helicopters.
On Monday, Lockheed Martin announced the VH-92A program team “successfully demonstrated that the design meets the system requirements.”
In short, it’s all happening.
The aircraft will now enter production and test flights are scheduled for 2017.
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