Lockheed Cites Progress in VH-71 Program, Backs Nunn-McCurdy Review

By Zachary M. Peterson / February 24, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Following concerns about escalating costs with the presidential helicopter recapitalization effort raised by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and seconded by President Obama yesterday, the lead contractor behind the effort today defended the program and backed current plans to review its future. At a meeting with lawmakers yesterday at the White House, Obama agreed with McCain that the presidential helicopter effort demanded a "thorough review" by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. McCain told the president that the program required "tough decisions" about...

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