Boeing MH-139 to replace UH-1N helicopter fleet

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  1. longknife

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    Will replace the venerable Huey that’s been around for more than 4 decades.

    The program awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment.

    We’re grateful for the Air Force’s confidence in our MH-139 team,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “The MH-139 exceeds mission requirements, it’s also ideal for VIP transport, and it offers the Air Force up to $1 billion in acquisition and lifecycle cost savings.”

    The MH-139 derives from the Leonardo AW139, which is used by more than 270 governments, militaries and companies worldwide. Leonardo will assemble the helicopters at its northeast Philadelphia plant, with Boeing integrating military-specific components at its facility south of that city.

    The contract also includes operations, maintenance, training systems and support equipment for the MH-139 aircraft.

    Much more @ Boeing MH-139 wins USAF competition for replacing UH-1N helicopter fleet

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