China to build new Presidential helicopter?

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    IS it coming to this now? China is set to bid on making the airframe for the next Presidential helicopters.

    China’s ‘Copter for Obama - Gordon G. Chang - New Asia - Forbes

    Odds are political pressure will prevent this but Obama wants cheaper helicopters and this airframe is certainly cheaper. The engines will be supplied by Pratt & Whitney and guts of the aircraft of course will be supplied by us.

    Do we really want a non US built aircraft ferrying the President around, no matter the cost?
     

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