Armed Forces News

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky Helicopters will build six VH-92A presidential helicopters (Marine Corps 1, when the president is on board), under a $542 million contract awarded June 10.

“The authorization to move forward with procurement of the VH-92A will allow the Marine Corps to deliver the next generation of Presidential Helicopter support,” said Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, deputy commandant for aviation.

Testing and evaluation would take place sometime in the middle of next year, with the first aircraft becoming operational by the end of 2020.
“The VH-92A will provide safe, reliable and timely transportation with mission-critical communications that will support the security of our nation,” said James F. Guerts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.