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The Navy today announced that it will terminate the VH-71 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program contract. The announcement follows a Department of Defense (DoD) decision to cancel the existing presidential helicopter replacement program.
Originally posted by Harlequin
knew this would happen - after once again lockheed totally fecked it up - westland delivered the aircraft ontime within budget - lockheed then trippled the price!
The aircraft was marketed as a relatively simple adaptation of the successful EH101 helicopter. However, new requirements imposed on the programme after contract award forced the USN to launch a major re-design.