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Messaggio da richelieu » 5 marzo 2014, 11:12

Alla fine l'ha spuntata Sikorsky (in società con l'immancabile ed onnipresente 'compagna di merende' Lockheed Martin) ..... ottenendo il lucroso contratto per la fornitura del 'nuovo' Combat Rescue Helicopter destinato all'USAF ..... al termine di una lunga e tormentata competizione svoltasi, nelle sue più recenti fasi, senza competitori ..... in quanto gli altri si erano a suo tempo ritirati .....
Other potential bidders have dropped out, complaining the rules favored Sikorsky's Black Hawk helicopter.
Fonte ..... "U.S. Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal" ..... http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... 6E20140305

I precedenti (Dicembre 2012) ..... "CSAR-X to CRH -- Then There Was One" ..... http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx? ... a1c409e6d1

Mi chiedo ..... vale la pena, per le nostre aziende, continuare a profondere forze e capitali partecipando a gare indette negli Stati Uniti ..... alla luce degli infelici esiti di quelle svoltesi negli ultimi anni?

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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 marzo 2014, 20:56

La spintarella .....

"Congress, Contractor Helped Rescue Helicopter" .....

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/03/11/congr ... elicopter/

Occhio agli interessanti links contenuti nell'articolo ..... :wink:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 giugno 2014, 9:47

Combat Rescue Helicopter ..... dopo un tormentato processo di selezione durato anni e che ha visto l'auto-esclusione degli altri concorrenti ..... il contratto è stato finalmente assegnato a Sikorsky in virtù di un'ennesima RfP confezionata su misura .....

"Air Force Awards Combat Rescue Helicopter Contract" .....
http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... tract.aspx
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 luglio 2014, 9:12

Un articolo di aggiornamento apparso questa mattina .....

"CRH to be Black Hawk 2.0" ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... k-2.0.aspx

..... che contiene, verso la sua fine, il link all'articolo che avevo postato in data 27 Giugno e che, causa ristrutturazione del sito dell'AFA, non risulta attualmente più leggibile .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 novembre 2014, 20:15

'W' ..... come 'Whiskey' ..... :drunken:
The US Air Force has settled on the HH-60W designation for its future fleet of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk-derived combat rescue helicopters (CRH), some five years before it will start taking delivery of the new type.
Fonte ..... "USAF toasts Whiskey designation for CRH fleet" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... et-406566/
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Stanno lavorando alla messa punto del programma ed hanno stilato un calendario dei lavori ..... ma l'entrata in servizio è ancora lontana .....
Requirements Review For Rescue Helicopter .....

Marc V. Schanz (4/14/2015)

Air Combat Command officials have made progress in defining key requirements for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter since the Air Force awarded the $1.28 billion development contract to Sikorsky Aircraft last June, ACC officials told Air Force Magazine.
The HH-60W program's system requirements review is underway, said Maj. Joel Soukup, rotary wing branch chief in ACC's personnel recovery requirements division.
ACC anticipates that the preliminary design review will be held by April 2016, with the critical design review taking place by spring 2017.
HH-60W flight testing is scheduled for Fiscal 2019, added Soukup in the recent interview, with the target of Fiscal 2021 for having the first unit of combat-ready HH-60Ws available for use.

Programmers have a good amount of confidence in the schedule because many of the variables the program office must work out are "non-developmental," he said, since the HH-60W is modeled on the same airframe as the service's existing HH-60G Pave Hawk.
"The state of the program is very good, and we have a way forward," said William Young, ACC's personnel recovery weapons systems division chief.
"We recognize the CRH is not a revolutionary leap in technology; it's more evolutionary," he added.
Nonetheless, when fielded, it will be "the most modern rescue helicopter in the world … with a ton of capability that the Air Force has never had," said Young.
Lo definiscono 'evoluzionario' piuttosto che 'rivoluzionario' (il che corrisponde al vero) ..... ma ho l'impressione che da questo anziano elicottero (ripescato con una competizione tagliata su misura) stiano pretendendo troppo ..... per quel che lo aspetta in futuro .....
Si augurino dunque che, nel volerci imbarcare troppi ammennicoli, non si vengano poi a trovare nell' imbarazzante situazione che li portò, a suo tempo, a decretare l' infausta fine del programma VH-71A .....

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Don’t Let the Airframe Fool You .....

Marc V. Schanz (4/14/2015)

Although the Air Force's new HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter is a slimmed-down reboot of the cancelled CSAR-X rescue platform, the CRH will share many of its performance requirements, Air Combat Command officials told Air Force Magazine.
While the HH-60W will be built on Sikorsky's H-60 airframe, "it will be different in many ways" from the Air Force's legacy HH-60G Pave Hawk model, said William Young, ACC's personnel recovery weapons systems requirements chief.
The payload, for starters, is an area of improvement, said Maj. Joel Soukup, rotary wing branch chief in ACC's personnel recovery requirements shop.
ACC wants the HH-60W to be able to pick up two patients simultaneously on more mission profiles.
Currently, with a fully loaded maximum gross weight of around 22,000 pounds for systems, crew, and fuel, the HH-60G is dependent on air refueling support to execute longer and higher flying missions, said Soukup.
Personnel recovery planners also want to integrate sensors and flight systems more uniformly in the HH-60W, he said.
This equipment is far more "federated" in the Pave Hawk, he noted.
Planners also want upgrades to defensive systems, to provide better field of view for the flight crew to detect threats.
The new platform, most importantly, will offer improvements in maintainability, said Soukup.
HH-60G mission-capable rates are floating around 75 percent and fleet availability is around 59 percent, as of early April, according to ACC.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 giugno 2015, 9:58

CRH si ..... ma stanno facendo un pensierino anche su CV-22 .....

"CRH and CV-22" ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... CV-22.aspx

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Programma CRH ..... ulteriori passi avanti .....
The latest variant of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is moving into the detailed design phase after successfully passing an air vehicle preliminary design review (PDR) by the US government.
The US Air Force is buying 112 HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace the HH-60G Pave Hawk that was introduced under the Reagan administration in the 1980s.
The Sikorsky design was selected in late 2013 and a $1.2 billion development contract that funds four pre-production examples and six aircrew and maintenance trainers was awarded in July 2014.
Fonte ..... "Sikorsky HH-60W team moves into detailed design phase" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 giugno 2016, 0:15

I primi esemplari entreranno in servizio presso la Kirtland AFB .....

"Kirtland Will Receive New Rescue Helicopters First" .....

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Passi avanti .....
Lockheed Martin has reached the Air Vehicle Critical Design Review for the US Air Force’s new Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program.
This event prepares the program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the new HH-60W helicopter.
The joint Sikorsky and USAF program team met in May with key partners from government and industry for an in-depth design review.
Throughout the review, the CRH team successfully presented a design that participants were confident would meet system requirements.
Review participants included leaders from USAF and key suppliers who took part in the technical presentations.
Fonte: combataircraft.net ..... "Combat Rescue Helicopter moves ahead" .....
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USAF e Sikorsky hanno fretta .....
The next generation of Air Force combat rescue is taking shape on a new Connecticut production line, where two development models of the HH-60W helicopter are undergoing final assembly ahead of flight testing late this year.
Sikorsky officials are confident in the progress on the helicopter, known in the factory as “Whiskey,” heartened by the Air Force’s budget request of $1.14 billion in Fiscal 2019.
The funds will help accelerate development and shrink the deployment schedule.
When the original $1.28 billion contract for engineering, manufacturing, and development for the helicopter was awarded in June 2014, it launched a 75-month program aimed at delivery on Sept. 26, 2020.
With the additional funding and progress made so far, Sikorsky is now executing a schedule that would bring the Milestone C production decision in the third quarter of 2019, and delivery in March 2020.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ..... "Sikorsky Pushing for Early Combat Rescue Helicopter Production Decision, Deliveries" .....
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HH-60W ... ci siamo quasi ...

Immagine
After 17 years of continuous operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US Air Force’s combat rescue workhorse, the Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk, is looking tired.
The 96-helicopter fleet has far outlived its average per-aircraft life expectancy of 6,000 flight hours, with each rotorcraft now averaging 7,100h, according to an August report by the US Government Accountability Office (*).
Only about 68% of the fleet was mission-capable in fiscal year 2017: below the USAF’s desired 75%.
The Pave Hawk is becoming harder to maintain.
Airframe, turboshaft engine, and flight control failures are common, says the GAO.
On average, the fleet spent 332 days in depot-level maintenance in FY2017, compared with 233 days in FY2007 – a more than 40% increase.
“The biggest impact has been the burden on our maintainers, the sustainment when we are not flying,” says Lt Col Charles McMullen, a USAF Pave Hawk pilot.
“The aircraft go through maintenance cycles much faster. The cost to sustain those airframes as components get older is also going up.”
Fortunately, by as early as this December Sikorsky hopes it will be able to test fly the aircraft’s replacement, the HH-60W.
The new Pave Hawk II – or Whiskey – variant boasts longer range, with a 2,500 litre (660USgal) internal fuel tank, and a specially-developed tactical mission kit that will give pilots and pararescue crew information from a phalanx of sensors.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ... "ANALYSIS: New US Air Force combat rescue helicopter rolls off assembly line" ...

(*) ... https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/694019.pdf ...

N.B. ... per poter leggere l'intero articolo è necessario registrarsi ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 4 febbraio 2019, 15:19

richelieu ha scritto:USAF e Sikorsky hanno fretta .....

..... airforcemag.com ..... "Sikorsky Pushing for Early Combat Rescue Helicopter Production Decision, Deliveries" .....
Invece ..... ecco che arrivano ..... i consueti ritardi ..... :laughing3:
Issues in testing have pushed back the first flight of the Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter program and could further delay a production decision, though the prime manufacturer has previously pushed to accelerate the program.
The Air Force in June 2014 awarded Sikorsky the original contract for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, with delivery scheduled for September 2020.
The company told Air Force Magazine last spring that based on the progress it has made, it could accelerate the production decision to the third quarter of 2019, with first delivery in March 2020.
Sikorsky is developing the HH-60W helicopter, known as Pave Hawk II, based on the current Black Hawk but with several upgrades.
However, those upgrades have run into issues in development and testing, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation said in its yearly evaluation of weapons systems.

Fonte: airforcemag.com ..... "Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Faces Delays" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 febbraio 2019, 9:47

Il commento di FlightGlobal .....

..... "Design issues delay badly needed Combat Rescue Helicopter" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 febbraio 2019, 0:42

C'era una volta una grande azienda chiamata Sikorsky ... :blackeye:
The first flight of the Air Force’s next generation combat rescue helicopter has been pushed back until May as design flaws and other issues have pushed the program out of an accelerated schedule and back toward the original baseline schedule.
L' intero articolo ... http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2 ... r-May.aspx ...

Ovvero ... i frutti del 'Buy American' ... :mrgreen:
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 maggio 2019, 11:03

Meglio tardi che mai ... ovvero ... "Vent'anni dopo" ... :mrgreen:

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Nearly 20 years after the Air Force first embarked on its search for a new combat search-and-rescue helicopter with the CSAR-X program, the helicopter that will replace the legacy HH-60G Pave Hawk flew for the first time May 17 in Florida.
Sikorsky’s HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, based on the Army’s UH-60, is slated to replace an HH-60G fleet from the 1980s in a $7.1 billion procurement program that includes 112 combat, test, and training assets.
Over more than an hour, the initial flight test proved whether the Pave Hawk II could perform basic vertical-lift maneuvers: going forward, braking, left- and right-hand turns, hovering, speeding forward, back, left and right, automated pitch and roll moves, accelerating from 10 knots to 100 knots, turning at 80 knots, and more, said Greg Hames, Sikorsky’s CRH program manager.
... airforcemag.com ... "Pave Hawk II Takes Flight" ...
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Entra l' USAF ...
The 413th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted the first Air Force-piloted flight of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter July 11.
The test took place at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach.
The unit embedded Air Force personnel with the contractor, Sikorsky, to provide early warfighter involvement and operationally relevant developmental testing.
... af.mil ... "Air Force pilot flies HH-60W for first time" ...

Anche qui ... flightglobal.com ... "US Air Force flies HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter for first time" ...
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USAF ... stanno per partire i primi acquisti ... :usa2:
Sikorsky expects the US Air Force (USAF) to make a Milestone C decision for its Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) on 24 September, paving the way for a low rate initial production contract worth more than $500 million for 10 aircraft to be signed shortly thereafter.
The first production helicopter is scheduled for delivery in April 2021, says Sikorsky.
The total programme of record for the CRH is 113 aircraft.
Those helicopters are to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawks, which have been flown far past their expected service life after years of service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

... flightglobal.com ... "USAF to order 10 Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopters" ...

Intanto ... vi sono almeno sei paesi interessati ad acquistarlo ...

... airforcemag.com ... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... opter.aspx ...

E già gli Emirati Arabi Uniti hanno ricevuto informazioni in merito ...

... airforcemag.com ... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... r-Buy.aspx ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 settembre 2019, 9:37

Sikorsky può partire con la produzione ...
​Sikorsky can now start building small numbers of the Air Force’s new Combat Rescue Helicopter, the HH-60W, for operational use.
The Lockheed Martin subsidiary announced Sept. 24 (*) that the Air Force greenlighted milestone C for the helicopter program, meaning it meets the development requirements to be able to start low-rate initial production.
The Air Force wants to buy 22 helicopters in the first two of eight total lots, and is working toward full-rate production in fiscal 2021.

... airforcemag.com ... "New Combat Rescue Helicopter Ready for Production" ...

(*) ... "Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Approved To Enter Production" ...

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