U.S. Air Force HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Approved for Low-Rate Initial Production

The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved a Milestone C decision from the U.S. Air Force, paving the way for the start of low-rate initial production.  The Air Force plans to buy 113 HH-60Ws to replace its existing fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters.

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As editor of International Military Markets, North America, Shaun has cultivated a deep understanding of the vast defense markets in the United States and Canada. Shaun's perspective on defense procurement and budget issues has been cited in a variety of defense periodicals, including Defense News and National Defense Magazine. Further, Shaun played an integral role in the development of Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast product, which offers an unprecedented level of insight into the Pentagon's acquisition budget. In addition to providing original analytical content for the U.S. Defense Budget Forecast, Shaun oversees an internal defense budget forecasting process involving Forecast International's team of skilled systems analysts following release of the DoD's annual budget request. Shaun is also in charge of managing Forecast International's Weapons Inventory database.

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