Pentagon deems new presidential helicopter built by Lockheed Martin unreliable in emergency situations: report

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President Biden will have to wait a while longer to take flight in a new presidential helicopter built by Lockheed Martin, as it has been deemed by the Pentagon unreliable in emergency situations and not "operationally suitable," according to a report.

Bloomberg reports that the Biden administration "hasn’t yet determined if the helicopter can be put into operation because it’s still assessing its safety."

An internal summary from the Pentagon testing office for senior defense officials, which was obtained by Bloomberg, states the helicopter is "failing to meet the reliability, availability or maintainability threshold requirements."

The helicopter is a part of the $5 billion VH-92 aircraft program, which aims to replace the current fleet used by Biden and other high-ranking officials.

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