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U.S. Army contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters

February 7, 2009

UH-72A Lakota (© 2009 EADS NORTH AMERICA)

UH-72A Lakota (© 2009 EADS NORTH AMERICA)

Arlington, Virginia, February 5, 2009 – The U.S. Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) Jan. 15, 2009, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 128.

Production of the UH-72A at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Miss. continues to meet U.S. Army and Army National Guard requirements for a highly capable, multi-role helicopter in missions that range from homeland security and medical evacuation to drug interdiction, support and logistics operations. The Army expects to acquire a total of 345 Lakotas through 2016.

More than 54 UH-72As have been delivered by EADS North America, all which have been provided on time or ahead of schedule in one of the most rapid introductions of a new aircraft in the U.S. Army’s history.

Source: EADS North America

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