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Boeing HH-47H Chinook

The HH-47, a variant based on the special operations aircraft MH-47G, was selected by the USAF as the winner of the Combat Search and Rescue ( CSAR-X ) competition on November 2006 in procure of 141 aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of HH-60G Page Hawks. Four HH-47 prototypes were to be built with expected initial deliveries by 2012. However, in February 2007 the contract award was protested and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) ordered the CSAR-X project to be re-bid.

In 2010, the USAF has decided to buy 112 Sikorsky UH-60M (as HH-60W) instead, despite a standing requirement for a larger helicopter

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Air Force Releases New Amendment to CSAR-X RFP, 24-Apr-08 : WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials today released Amendment 6 to Request for Proposals for the Combat Search and Rescue helicopter.

Boeing Submits HH-47 CSAR Proposal to USAF, 07-Jan-08 : ST. LOUIS, MO - The Boeing Company today submitted its revised HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter proposal to the U.S. Air Force in response to Amendment Five of the service's original request for proposals.

Officials react to CSAR-X report, 04-May-07 : WASHINGTON (AFNEWS) -- The Government Accountability Office released its redacted report May 3 regarding the Air Force's Request for Reconsideration on the Combat Search and Rescue Replacement vehicle, the CSAR-X.

Boeing Awarded U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Contract, 09-Nov-06 : ST LOUIS, MO - The Boeing Company’s HH-47 helicopter has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the winner of the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) program competition.

Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program, 14-Aug-06 : ST LOUIS, MO - The Boeing Company has selected Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbo shaft engines to power the HH-47 helicopter proposed for the U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) program.

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