November 09, 2006

USAF selects Boeing for the CSAR-X combat search and rescue replacement aircraft program. Boeing offered the HH-47, a variant of the CH-47 Chinook. (Protests upheld by the Government Accountability Office would force USAF to re-do the competition with the original three competitors- Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky. On April 6, 2009, known as “Black Monday,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended the CSAR-X program, among numerous weapons cuts.)