Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has filed a protest against U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) demanding the suspension of a request for proposals (RFP) for Russian Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan Sikorsky claims Navair’s RFP “precludes all considerations of offers to supply U.S.-manufactured helicopters, irrespective of their technical or life-cycle cost advantages over the Russian aircraft.” Paul Jackson, Sikorsky spokesman, adds that, “Sikorsky believes its upgraded S-61 helicopters ...

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