Inside the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter (Image © Airbus Helicopters)

US Army pushes on with its Lakotas

The US Army is pushing on with its purchase of Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakotas.

The armed forces signed another contract, now for 41 additional light utility helicopters of the type, with planned delivery to be finished in July 2017. Airbus Helicopters will get 220.5 million USD for the new deal that brings the total number of ordered UH-72As to more than 400; more than 330 have been delivered so far.

The recently singed agreement is probably not the last, as the US Army is expected to order more Lakotas in the next two to three years.

2015 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger, based on source information provided by the US Army
Featured image: Inside the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter (Image © Airbus Helicopters)