Presidential Helicopter Program Continues to Make Development Progress While Addressing Challenges
US Government Accountability Office
GAO-19-329
April 11, 2019
The President relies on a fleet of helicopters for transportation that has been in service for decades. The Navy plans to replace this fleet with 23 new helicopters, called VH-92As.

GAO found that its annual review of this acquisition found

The estimated cost has declined from $5.18 billion to $4.95 billion since 2014. This was in part because there have been few design changes

The program remains within its overall schedule. However, delays will give program officials 3 to 5 months less time to evaluate whether they are ready to begin production

The program continues to work on challenges in communication links, and other areas.



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