Sen. Kelly Statement on Sikorsky Challenging the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Decision

December 28, 2022

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement in response to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filing a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the U.S. Army’s decision on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract:


“This is a prudent decision by Sikorsky. We must ensure our nation has the best helicopters in the world to serve, defend, and protect. The Sikorsky team is made up of the most talented workforce and is a worldwide leader in innovation. It is critical that our government consider — and reconsider — all factors to determine the best path forward for our men and women serving worldwide in the U.S. Army.”