Air Platforms

Sikorsky protests US Air Force’s UH-1N replacement programme

14 February 2018

Sikorsky on 12 February filed a bid protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) UH-1N replacement programme.

Sikorsky spokesperson Melissa Chadwick said on 14 February that the company filed a pre-award protest regarding USAF positions taken on ambiguous and overreaching technical data and computer software requirements. These, Chadwick said, would require Sikorsky to accept interpretations to the contrary to the language of the request for proposals (RFP) and to law and regulation.

A GAO decision is due by 23 May. Sikorsky is a division of Lockheed Martin.

Three companies are vying to provide the USAF with up to 84 new aircraft to replace the service’s Bell Helicopter UH-1N Hueys.

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