Airbus Awarded U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota Support Contract

U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded a $35.2 million support contract to Airbus Helicopters Inc. to sustain & provide logistics & parts support for U.S. Army‘s UH-72A Lakota helicopters, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) had announced.

The work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas and the estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2017.

UH-72A Lakota:

Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 and was built by American Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters, Inc.), a division of Airbus Group, Inc.

Initially marketed as the UH-145, the helicopter was selected as the winner of the United States Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program on 30 June 2006. In October 2006, American Eurocopter was awarded a production contract for 345 aircraft to replace ageing UH-1H/V and OH-58A/C helicopters in the US Army and Army National Guard fleets.

The UH-72 is designed to take on a range of missions, from general support and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to personnel recovery and counter-narcotics operations.

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