Rescue Chopper Blues Update...

Statement from Lockheed Martin CSAR-X spokesman Greg Caires:

Lockheed Martin has submitted a pre-award protest to the Government Accountability Office because we believe the Air Forces amended CSAR-X RFP does not comply with the corrective action recommended by the GAO earlier this year.

We understand the urgent need for new CSAR aircraft and believe that a broader reevaluation of bids, consistent with the GAO's recommendation, will result in an outcome that would better serve our nation's warfighters.

We remain committed to providing Americas warfighters with the best CSAR helicopter system, at the Air Forces original IOC date of September 2012, and at a price significantly less than our competitors.

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