Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sikorsky gets contract to build six presidential helicopters is reporting that Sikorsky has received a $542 million contract to build six VH-92A helicopters for the presidential lift mission.

“The team has efficiently leveraged a proven platform with cutting edge government mission systems for rapid agile development of the next helicopters to fly Presidential missions,” said James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition.
The VH-92A is expected to achieve initial operational capability in late 2020. It will increase performance and payload over the current presidential helicopters, VH-3D and VH-60N, that have been serving over 40 years.s