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Boeing Harvard Custom US Air Force Search And Rescue Helicopter

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by Staff Writers
St Louis MO (SPX) Mar 09, 2006
Boeing has announced a teaming agreement with Harvard Custom Manufacturing to support the proposed HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue helicopter program for the U.S. Air Force. "Boeing is extremely proud of its HH-47 proposal and our team members," said Rick Lemaster, Boeing HH-47 program manager.

"Harvard Manufacturing is representative of the quality our suppliers offer, and we are confident their involvement will be a major factor in winning the CSAR-X competition."

CSAR-X is a U.S. Air Force initiative to procure more capable and survivable aircraft able to recover isolated personnel from hostile or denied territory. The tandem rotor, heavy lift, high altitude HH-47 is based on the CH/MH-47 Chinook tandem rotor transport helicopter, with performance capabilities that have been widely demonstrated in the ongoing war on terrorism and in numerous U.S. and international humanitarian relief operations.

"HCM is eager to move forward as a member of Team Chinook and remains confident that the Boeing CH-47 rotorcraft will most effectively fulfill the U.S. Air Force's Combat Search and Rescue mission," said Marc Renick, vice president of HCM's Interconnect Systems Division. "Boeing is going to offer the Air Force a tremendous capability."

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Delta And Wetlands Management Contributed To Hurricane Problems
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2006
In a guest editorial published in the March-April issue of Ground Water, hydrologists in Louisiana suggest adoption of evolving management plans that recognize engineering, economic and hydrologic realities is key to sustainable development of the Louisiana coastline.







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