Airbus DS Inc. wins $25 mn contract for logistic support of the US Army's UH-72 Lakota helicopters

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Airbus DS Inc. wins $25 mn contract for logistic support of the US Army's UH-72A Lakota helicopters
Airbus Defense and Space Inc. was awarded a $24,989,250 contract to procure program year 10 contractor logistic support for the UH-72A Lakota Helicopters. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2015, announced the US Department of Defense on Wednesday, January 28. The work will be performed in Columbus, Mississippi.

US Army's UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter
The UH-72A Lakota is a military version of the Eurocopter EC145 helicopter. The UH-72A Lakota is the U.S. Army’s choice for its new Light Utility Helicopter. The UH-72A leverages the latest in modern and proven technology to deliver superior performance, outstanding operational reliability, excellent maintainability and safety. Pilots benefit from the UH-72A’s VEMD (Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display) in the night vision gogglecompatible glass cockpit, which integrates and synthesizes flight and vehicle information - increasing situational awareness and reducing crew workload.

The US Army currently use 295 UH-72 Lakota helicopters. A total of 347 Lakotas have been ordered so far by the US Army, with deliveries being completed, and an additionaal 100 aircraft are planned to be ordered in FY15 and FY16.

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