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February 27, 2007

GAO Rules USAF Should Take Another Look At CSAR-X

Sikorsky, Lockheed Applaud Decision; Boeing Won Original Round

On Monday, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) recommended the US Air Force reconsider its decision to award the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) contract to Boeing. As Aero-News reported, Boeing was awarded the contract last November, for its twin-rotor HH-47.

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Air Force Satellite Contract Up For Grabs

Lockheed Martin and Boeing Competing

The Air Force says it needs 32 new global positioning satellites, to replace 24 of its currently orbiting satellites. The Pentagon will seek bids for the first phase of the tri-phased multi-billion dollar project in March, according to Candrea Thomas, spokeswoman for the Air Force's Los Angeles-based Space and Missile Systems Center.

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