Refurbished S-3s Aimed At U.S., South Korean Navies
By Bradley Perrett, Graham Warwick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Competition is the mother of invention, and with a handful of prime contractors chasing fewer new programs, none are willing to pass on a chance to compete, even if it means dusting off an old product.
An example is the U.S. Navy's emerging requirement to renew its carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) fleet. Northrop Grumman is proposing to remanufacture the existing C-2 Greyhounds, while the Bell Boeing team is offering new V-22 Osprey tiltrotors.