Military

VH-71 Starts Flight Tests at Pax River

By James T. McKenna | January 11, 2008

The U.S. Navy reports that the first two VH-71 presidential transports have started flight tests with it and the U.S. Marine Corps at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The Navy-owned test vehicles, TV-2 and TV-5, arrived at Pax River in November and December, respectively, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane from AgustaWestland’s facility in Yeovil, England. Lockheed Martin is lead contractor on the team that includes AgustaWestland and Bell Helicopter.  For related news

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