The U.S. Air Force plans to compete its Common Vertical Lift Support Program (CVLSP) for up to 205 helicopters for ICBM-field security and executive transport, addressing concerns raised by earlier comments suggesting the service might push for sole-source procurement of Sikorksy HH-60M Black Hawks. “Three or four companies are able to produce the type of helicopters that we are looking for,” Lt. Gen. Mark Shackelford, the military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the ...


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