Sikorsky representatives tell ANN the company's S-92 helicopter
successfully demonstrated its capability to discharge a Chaff and
Flare Counter Measures Dispensing System, which is designed to ward
missiles away from the aircraft, last month.
In a significant shift in direction from earlier statements, the
US Air Force agreed last week to put a $15 billion contract for a
new combat search-and-rescue helicopter up for bid once again, in
respond to protests from losing bidders and a recommendation from
the Government Accounting Office.