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August 13, 2010 | Inside the Navy
The Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement could acquire another test bed, possibly an H-60, if the current UH-1N helicopter can't handle all the incoming projects, Brad Schieferdecker, NACRA associate director for technology development, told Inside the Navy recently.
August 06, 2010 | Inside the Navy
While the Marine Corps is not looking to expand beyond the one squadron of nine UH-1Y utility helicopters it operates in Afghanistan, the possibility of more has been discussed, Marine Lt. Gen. George Trautman, deputy commandant of aviation, told Inside the Navy recently.
July 30, 2010 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Corps will retire the CH-53D medium-lift helicopter at least two years earlier than planned due to the age of the aircraft and the savings that could come from not having to sustain it as the V-22 Osprey replaces it later this decade, Lt. Gen. George Trautman, deputy commandant for aviation, said last week.
July 14, 2010 | Daily News

Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin have inked a deal to compete for the Air Force's HH-60 Recapitalization program, a move that company officials say could help put desperately needed combat search-and-rescue helicopters on the ramp before 2015.

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