This happened earlier this week and guess what, nobody bid expect for Sikorsky using the same platformm that lost before an upgraded UH-60M Blackhawk.
The Air Force has had to buy some UH-60M to flesh out the existing PaveHawk fleet and has complained for years about wanting a larger bird with more legs for this role. This bid if allowed to stand does nothing to improve this situation.
What I don't understand is why they just don't piggyback with the USMC and buy the new CH-53K and apply the Pavelow mods to the platform and voila they would have a heavy lift helicopter more suitable for the special operation role than the much smaller UH-60M. This makes to much common sense so there is no hope of this actually happening even though the face of combat rescue is changing and the need to haul a larger PJ contingent with additional equipment would be easier done with a MH-53K heavy lift bird.
Below is a photo of the new CH-53K and a nice video of the PaveLow in action.