FNC Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Stanford, Connecticut: Martha MacCallum) The political debate over the presidential helicopter contract featured; details given about Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, the two companies vying for the contract, arguments supporting Sikorsky, that the helicopter should be built with all American parts, and for Lockheed Martin, an English corporation, which has received support from British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Senator Hillary Clinton. [Sikorsky’s Jeff PINO†- says there is no greater honor than having the president fly in their helicopter; calls it the most tested combat helicopter in the world.] [Lockheed Martin’s Steve RAMSEY†- says they sell a proven machine.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS†- says the president should not be flown in a foreign helicopter.] [CLINTON†- says Lockheed Martin would be the best choice.] [Sikorsky’s Sam DIAZ†- says the contract should stay in the US.]
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