Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced the successful conduct of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Program Training Systems Critical Design Review (CDR), the company said.
This event prepares the CRH program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter´s training systems.
The joint Sikorsky and Air Force teams met over four days in September with key program participants from government and industry for an in-depth review.
Those attending included leaders from the USAF and key suppliers who took part in technical presentations. Operational combat rescue community representatives from USAF Air Education and Training Command and Air Combat Command also played an important role in the CDR.
First flight of the HH-60W aircraft is expected in late 2018. Training devices and courseware are expected to be ready for training in early 2020.
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