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Maybe the VH-3D isn’t so bad

President Barack Obama kidded yesterday that he didn’t realize he was so deprived by the VH-3D that he needed a new helicopter. It was a great line. Even presidential rival Senator John McCain laughed heartily. But was Obama’s comment, in fact, untrue? Is he deprived by his executive helicopter?The first Sikorsky VH-3D was delivered in […]

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Boeing unveils “Phoenix” concept for ARH

Boeing’s Little Bird design team is based in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. The aircraft’s chances for winning the US Army’s armed reconnaissance helicopter contract have also been revived, Phoenix-like, thanks to the termination in October of the Bell Helicopter ARH-70 contract.So when Boeing needed a name for its most likely offering for the […]

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John Young DWG transcript: EPX, CSAR-X, F-22

John Young is the undersecretary for acquisition technology and logistics, reporting to Secretary of Defense Bob Gates. Last week, Young appeared at the Defense Writer’s Group, a kind of Breakfast Club for journalists that periodically meets with key defense officials. The reporters ask questions between bites on ridiculously over-priced eggs and bacon, while the poor […]

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