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President of the United States to get new helicopter fleet (Photos)

Tuesday - 5/13/2014, 8:10am  ET

Marine One (Courtesy Sikorsky)
Graphical renderings of the next 'Marine One' helicopter, built on the Sikorsky S-92 platform. (Courtesy Sikorsky)
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WASHINGTON -- The president of the United States will get a new ride with the introduction of the new Marine One.

Marines will use the Marine One helicopter to carry the president. Aircraft manufacturer, Sikorsky, won a $1.2 billion contract to build the fleet, according to Flight Global.

The contract includes the production of 21 helicopters, which are expected to be ready by 2023.

h/t: Sploid

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