Air Force anticipates HH-60W cost breach as MH-139 certifications progress

By Michael Marrow / August 15, 2022 at 2:53 PM
The Air Force's decision to slash the buy of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter will cause a Nunn-McCurdy cost breach, a program official told reporters recently, though the service has separately advanced the airworthiness of the MH-139 Grey Wolf and will soon begin military utility testing. An increasing possibility of deploying the CRH to contested environments against adversaries like Russia or China prompted officials to cap the planned fleet size of the helicopter at 75, short of the originally planned...

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