The U.S. Air Force’s rollout of the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter represents a 180-deg. turnaround of a troubled acquisition effort and a lesson for how other programs can get back on track: Pay attention to basic program management. Although the HH-60W is essentially the same platform as the aging HH-60G Pave Hawk it is replacing, it represents a substantial upgrade, with improved communications and increased survivability with radar, laser and missile warning systems, ...

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