VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program

Publication Date: June 2009

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Military and defense

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


On January 28, 2005, Navy officials announced the award of the VH-71 presidential helicopter contract to a team led by Lockheed Martin Corp. and composed of European companies. Subsequently, the VH-71 program has experienced noteworthy cost increases and schedule delays, which have generated controversy and scrutiny. This report will be updated as warranted.