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US Army awards contract to Airbus for UH-72 helicopters


Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $122,655,293 modification to contract W58RGZ-18-C-0007 for procurement of 15 UH-72 Aircraft.


US Army awards contract to Airbus for UH 72 helicopters UH-72 helicopter (Picture source: Airbus)


The UH-72A Lakota is the U.S. Army's multi-mission helicopter. Selected in June 2006 following a rigorous evaluation, it combines operational capability, reliability and affordability, fulfilling all of the Army's requirements for speed, range, endurance and overall performance.

The Lakota is a version of the technologically-advanced and operationally-proven H145 family multi-mission helicopter, which is used worldwide for law enforcement, emergency medical transportation, search and rescue, offshore and utility operations, and corporate transportation.

Work will be performed in Columbus, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $122,655,293 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.