Lockheed, Northrop among local bidders for presidential copter fleet (WashingtonPost.com) -- Gazette.Net


As Congress and the president wrangle over impending budget cuts, the Pentagon is reviving its effort to purchase a new presidential helicopter fleet, a high-profile initiative that was canceled in 2009.

The previous effort, won by Lockheed Martin and run out of its Owego, N.Y., facility, was shut down by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates after its requirements and costs ballooned, making it a poster child for a broken military procurement process.

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