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Combat Search and Rescue Helicopter Contract Awarded To Boeing
By BRUCE ROLFSEN
The Boeing Co. HH-47 is the Air Force’s next combat search and rescue helicopter, Air Force officials announced late Thursday afternoon. The Air Force expects to buy 141 of the helicopters to replace if fleet of 105 HH-60G Pave Hawks. The Pave Hawks have been in service since 1982. The effort to buy a new rescue helicopter has been underway for more than seven years. While some Defense Department officials reportedly questioned the need for a new Air Force rescue helicopter, in October Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley said the helicopter, dubbed CSAR-X, was his second highest acquisition priority.