Young Questions CSAR-X Mission Requirement

By Jason Simpson, John Reed / November 21, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top acquisition official this week questioned the urgency with which the Air Force is pursuing its combat search-and-rescue replacement helicopter program as the next administration prepares to take over. John Young, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told defense reporters the argument that the "CSAR-X community" is in "desperate need" is not necessarily airtight. "We have a lot of assets that can be used in rescue missions with planning, so I don't necessarily just...

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