Popular Mechanics: Sikorsky Will Build the President’s New Marine One Helicopter
The VH-92A helicopter will carry the President of the United States and his entourage.
The U.S. Navy has awarded $542 million contract to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, to build six new VH-92A helicopters. The helicopters will replace the current VH-3D and VH-60N helicopters used to ferry the President of the United States and his staff worldwide.
Today’s contract is for six VH-92A twin-engine helicopters. Two helicopters are already in testing and the Marines will eventually order a final fifteen, for a total of 23 aircraft. The helicopters will be maintained and operated by Marine helicopter squadron HMX-1 (“Nighthawks”), which is responsible for all White House military aircraft.
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WNU Editor: Six of these helicopters will be built.
Sikorsky Awarded $542 Million for 6 Presidential Helos — USNI News
Sikorsky awarded $542m to build six ‘Marine One’ helicopters — Flight Global
Navy getting six new ‘Marine One’ helicopters in $500 million contract — Stars and Stripes
Sikorsky awarded $542M for six VH-92A helicopters for presidential fleet — UPI
Sikorsky Snatches Up $542 Million Contract to Build New Presidential Choppers — Sputnik