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Air Force awards contract for new helicopters to guard nukes MH-139

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12 hours ago, Breckey said:

That'll be good as you have both the HH-60 and the UH-1 both transitioning to a new aircraft.

New TX ADSC = retention WIN!

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WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp. have opted not to protest the U.S. Air Force’s recent decision to award a contract for the UH-1N program to Boeing, a decision that safeguards Boeing’s victory over what was seen as its major rival.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/10/09/lockheed-decides-to-forgo-bid-protest-on-boeings-uh-1n-replacement-victory/

So you're saying there's a chance!

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"Striker" is how (Air Force Global Strike) Command refers to personnel assigned to it and not the MH-139A's nickname, an AFGSC public affairs officer told The War Zone in an Email. This is similar to how Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) talks about its airmen and women as "Commandos."

So what do they call folks in USTRANSCOM?  Trannies? 🤣🤣🤣

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So it looks like it's not going to be the "Striker" after all! 🐺🐺🐺

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rufmPcOU_bigger.png  AFGSC @AFGlobalStrike 2h2 hours ag

The MH-139A name “Grey Wolf” falls in line with the current range of the Grey Wolf species, which encompasses the ICBM bases and the areas represented by AFGSC and the NCR. As a pack animal, the Grey Wolf name represents our mission sets which bring multiple #MH139s to the fight.

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So it looks like it's not going to be the "Striker" after all! 
rufmPcOU_bigger.png  AFGSC‏ @AFGlobalStrike 2h2 hours ag
The MH-139A name “Grey Wolf” falls in line with the current range of the Grey Wolf species, which encompasses the ICBM bases and the areas represented by AFGSC and the NCR. As a pack animal, the Grey Wolf name represents our mission sets which bring multiple #MH139s to the fight.

EMKqmWOWoAA0Pz_.jpg
 
I'm a one man wolfpack
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there's already a program of record called Gray Wolf.  I'm sure there will be no confusion there...

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there's already a program of record called Gray Wolf.  I'm sure there will be no confusion there...
It's the English spelling. TOTALLY different
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8 hours ago, stract said:

there's already a program of record called Gray Wolf.  I'm sure there will be no confusion there...

The Air Force is abandoning its “Gray Wolf” swarming cruise missile development program to instead funnel funding toward “Golden Horde,” an effort to get existing munitions to cooperate in combat.”

https://www.airforcemag.com/afrls-new-goal-make-munitions-plan-attacks/

When they realized the name was the same they figured it would just be easier to burn the building down and walk away then staff the paperwork to change it.

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