US101 Gets House Approval for Marine One, Seeks SAR Contract

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The House Armed Service Panel's approval of a FY 2006 defense appropriations bill was also a critical step toward ensuring the $1.6 billion Marine One Presidential Helicopter contract awarded earlier this year goes to the Lockheed-AugustaWestland Team US101 partnership. Congressional maneuvering had left this result in some doubt. The US101 will once again be competing against the S-92 Superhawk for SOCOM's combat search & rescue helicopter.

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