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USAF Gives Until January for CSAR-X Bids

By Staff Writer | November 27, 2007

The U.S. Air Force released its fifth amendment to a request for proposals for a new combat search-and-rescue helicopter. The notice follows face-to-face meetings with earlier this month with competitors for the $10-billion-plus contract. Those competitors--Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft, and the team of Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland, and Bell Helicopter have until late January to respond to the new notice with revised bids. The procurement to replace about 100 aging Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawks has been on hold since the U.S. Government Accountability Office upheld protests from Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky to the Air Force's choice of Boeing’s CH-47 for the contract. Air Force officials hope to award a new contract for 141 aircraft by mid-2008. For related news

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