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Don’t look now, but CSAR-X is back

The deadline for submitting bids in the third round of the CSAR-X competition passed today in awkward silence. It’s only a $15 billion contract award now entering source selection, yet it was almost ignored.But maybe the silence is understandable. No one is sure if the new administration will allow the US Air Force to award […]

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CSAR-X, round three, begins

The third round of bidding has officially started for the $15 billion, 141-aircraft CSAR-X contract. Strangely, the US Air Force released the amended request for proposals, but didn’t set a date for the contract award. Guess they didn’t want to set a date, only to have it delayed when the next administration reviews the program.The […]

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CSAR-X intrigues enter last three months, or so we hope

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has been very clear that he wants a contract awarded for combat search and rescue helicopters by the end of the year. You may recall the CSAR-X acquisition has been in limbo since Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky successfully protested — twice! — the original contract awarded in […]

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Lockheed critiques spark CSAR-X shoot-out

Lockheed Martin started it.The defense contractor teamed with AgustaWestland to offer the US101 for the $11 billion CSAR-X contract award went negative on Thursday, dishing to reporters about the key “weaknesses” facing both of their competitors.The Sikorsky HH-92 proposal is “high-risk”, according to Lockheed, because they’ve decided late in the bidding process to switch to […]

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