Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”
Canadian Forces Maritime Command
AgustaWestland’s EH101 medium-lift submarine hunter is already in service with the British Royal Navy and the Italian navy and will soon enter service with the Japanese maritime self defense force, which plans to configure the helicopter for an airborne mine countermeasures platform.
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