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EADS awarded $26M for LUH program logistics

EADS awarded $26M for LUH program logistics

30-May-2012Source: US DoD

EADS – NA, Herndon, Va., was awarded a $26,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to supply contractor logistics in support of the Light Utility Helicopter Program.  Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited, with... Read more

UH-72A Lakota fleet hits 100,000 flight hour milestone

UH-72A Lakota fleet hits 100,000 flight hour milestone

23-May-2012Source: EADS North America

The U.S. Army’s fleet of 219 UH-72A Lakota helicopters surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone during operations on May 10. The 100,000 flight hour aircraft, configured for Opposing Force training missions, was flown by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Lacrosse and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher Ezell of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s Falcon Observer/Controller-Trainer... Read more

21st Cavalry Brigade takes on two Lakotas

21st Cavalry Brigade takes on two Lakotas

17-May-2012Source: Fort Hood Sentinel

Fort Hood’s Apache training unit, 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), added a new airframe to its inventory Friday with two LUH-72A Lakota helicopters.  (see full story)... Read more

Hawaii Army National Guard dedicates new Lakotas

Hawaii Army National Guard dedicates new Lakotas

7-May-2012Source: US Army

The Hawaii Army National Guard today dedicated its two new UH-72A Lakota helicopters at the Guard’s Aviation Support Facility No. 2 in Hilo. The Lakota helicopters have replaced the older model OH-58 Kiowa helicopters. The Lakota is the Army’s most modern Light Utility Helicopter. Hawaii is one of the first states to receive the new... Read more

Maryland National Guard celebrates UH-72 arrival

Maryland National Guard celebrates UH-72 arrival

20-Apr-2012Source: Maryland National Guard

The Maryland Army National Guard introduced their new helicopter during an orientation event conducted at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation near Reisterstown, Md., April 18. The event gave service members and the media the opportunity to learn about the capabilities of the new UH-72A ‘Lakota’ helicopter and what benefits it brings to the Maryland Army National... Read more

Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

16-Apr-2012Source: US Army

The Army’s newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far. “The real success story for us: it’s been on... Read more

Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

9-Apr-2012Source: Cobham

Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to supply its Flexcomm communications system for 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), as part of E b ADS North America’s Lakota Mission Equipment Package (MEP) in 2012. Cobham has already supplied over 200 such systems for the Lakotas, and the entire fleet order is anticipated to be... Read more

Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

9-Apr-2012Source: Cobham

Cobham is providing a crucial downlink as part of a Security and Support Mission Equipment Package designed to better support law enforcement and assist during state responses. This package includes a dual channel, high resolution Cobham tactical downlink system, with both FM and COFDM links. The High Resolution Downlink enables agents or National Guardsmen on... Read more

EADS North America to unveil next evolution of Armed Aerial Scout at Quad-A

EADS North America to unveil next evolution of Armed Aerial Scout at Quad-A

30-Mar-2012Source: EADS North America

EADS North America and its industry team will unveil the company’s next evolution of its Armed Aerial Scout helicopter during a press briefing at the annual Army Aviation Association of American annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. This latest Armed Aerial Scout will offer the U.S. Army even greater performance, range, endurance and combat capability. Speakers... Read more

200th Becker Avionics Digital ICS in operation with US Army’s UH-72A Lakota Fleet

200th Becker Avionics Digital ICS in operation with US Army’s UH-72A Lakota Fleet

14-Mar-2012Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics recently announced they have delivered over 200 state-of-the-art Digital Voice Communication Systems (DVCS6100) to EADS North America/American Eurocopter, as part of the avionics package for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) fleet. With the recent delivery of the 200th UH-72A Lakota aircraft to the U.S. Army by EADS North America,... Read more

EADS North America delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

EADS North America delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

2-Mar-2012Source: EADS North America

EADS North America delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) today to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company’s American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus, Miss. “Today marks another significant milestone for the Lakota program — the only DoD program of this size and scope to remain 100 percent on schedule... Read more

Becker DVCS6100 digital intercom included in US Army’s New UH-72A Lakota MEP

Becker DVCS6100 digital intercom included in US Army’s New UH-72A Lakota MEP

26-Jan-2012Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that their state-of-the-art Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS 6100) is included in the avionics package on the U.S. Army’s new UH-72A Lakota Mission Equipment Package (MEP) aircraft, a variant of this highly successful Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). Program plans call for 100 MEP variants of the UH-72A, which are... Read more

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

24-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations. The deliveries of 503 rotary-wing aircraft in 2011, along with Eurocopter’s enhanced support and services... Read more

EADS North America awarded $212M contract for 39 UH-72A Lakotas

EADS North America awarded $212M contract for 39 UH-72A Lakotas

12-Jan-2012Source: EADS North America

HeliHub.com editor note – this is the official press release from EADS – we have, of course, already run this story back on 27th December announcing the order. Herndon, Virginia and Huntsville, Alabama, January 10, 2012 — The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $212.7 million contract to deliver 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility... Read more

EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe named Chairman of the Board

EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe named Chairman of the Board

10-Jan-2012Source: EADS North America

EADS North America Chief Executive Officer Sean O’Keefe has been appointed Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, replacing Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., who has retired. O’Keefe has been serving jointly as Chairman and CEO since Jan. 1. “EADS North America just concluded a remarkable year in 2011, having successfully expanded our product portfolio in... Read more

US Army orders another 39 UH-72s

US Army orders another 39 UH-72s

27-Dec-2011Source: US DoD

EADS North America, Inc., Arlington, Va., was awarded a $212,703,701 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 39 production aircraft in support of the Army’s Light Utility Helicopter Program.  Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2013.  One bid... Read more

Nebraska Guard takes on first four UH-72A Lakotas

Nebraska Guard takes on first four UH-72A Lakotas

22-Nov-2011Source: Omaha World Herald

Four Lakotas will be officially unveiled today Grand Island. These will allow the Guard to stand up a new 50-soldier medevac company that can transport medical supplies, help with firefighting and conduct SAR missions in Nebraska. Four more Lakotas will be delivered in January 2013 (see full story)... Read more

First Security and Support Battalion-equipped Lakota begins operations

First Security and Support Battalion-equipped Lakota begins operations

9-Nov-2011Source: EADS North America

EADS North America’s first UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) equipped with the Security and Support (S&S) Battalion Mission Equipment Package (MEP) has entered operational service with the Mississippi National Guard’s Company C, 1st of the 114th Security and Support Battalion. This first S&S Battalion UH-72A Lakota was built and retrofitted in Columbus, Miss. by... Read more

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

27-Oct-2011Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) is proud to deliver its 10,000th Arriel production engine, which will power a United States Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter. During a ceremony at the Turbomeca USA site today, Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO and Russ Spray, Turbomeca USA President & CEO, presented the United States Army a commemorative plaque to mark... Read more

EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

12-Oct-2011Source: EADS

EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe today applauded the Army’s call for a flight demonstration of potential offerings to replace the aging Kiowa Warrior armed helicopters: “Our Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is just the kind of program envisioned by the Congress when it enacted the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. The AAS-72X... Read more

EADS readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for fly-off

EADS readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for fly-off

10-Oct-2011Source: EADS

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 — In anticipation of a competitive flight demonstration, EADS North America’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is on display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention this week in Washington, DC. The AAS-72X, an armed derivative of the Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter manufactured by the company’s American... Read more

New Lakota variant packs punch for US Army National Guard

New Lakota variant packs punch for US Army National Guard

1-Oct-2011Source: EADS

Army National Guard pilots from four states are now training on the new Security and Support variant of the Lakota helicopter. The UH-72A S&S Mission Equipment Package is the newest helicopter to enter service with the Army. The S&S MEP includes a turreted electro-optical/infrared sensor and laser pointer; EuroAvionics, EuroNav moving map system and two... Read more

EADS North America to give AAS-72X update at AUSA 2011

EADS North America to give AAS-72X update at AUSA 2011

29-Sep-2011Source: EADS North America

What: EADS North America will update members of the media on the status of its Armed Aerial Scout 72X program and the team’s continued development and integration efforts in preparation for an Armed Aerial Scout program. When: Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 1 – 1:30 p.m. (local time) Where: EADS North America exhibit #7619 (upper exhibit... Read more

Eurocopter starts building EC145 #500

Eurocopter starts building EC145 #500

15-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Industry sources are telling HeliHub.com that Eurocopter have started production of the 500th EC145 at their plant at Donauworth, with the forward frame holding the windows for serial number 9500 already on the production line.  The landmark aircraft is expected to take to the air in approximately three months from now.  This figure does not... Read more

Polycon AWIS for US Army’s UH-72A

Polycon AWIS for US Army’s UH-72A

26-Aug-2011Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics, partner with Axnes Aviation AS for sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Polycon Wireless Intercom Extension System for North and South America, now offers the Polycon Aircraft Wireless Intercom System (AWIS) solution for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter model. The Polycon AWIS is compatible with... Read more

UH-72A deliveries reach half-way stage

UH-72A deliveries reach half-way stage

25-Aug-2011Source: EADS North America

EADS North America has achieved another milestone on the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program as the company has delivered more than half of the planned 345 Lakotas to the U.S. Army. The UH-72A Lakota, built by the company’s American Eurocopter business unit, is one of the U.S. Army’s most successful acquisition programs and... Read more

Louisiana National Guard first to fly Lakota in overseas mission

Louisiana National Guard first to fly Lakota in overseas mission

7-Aug-2011Source: Louisiana National Guard

Aviators from the Louisiana National Guard led the first overseas humanitarian training relief mission involving the Army’s newly fielded UH-72A Lakota helicopters during Task Force Bon Voizen – New Horizons Haiti 2011 from April through June. The new aircraft performed medical evacuations, helped to move critical supplies and transported troops and civilians around the task... Read more

EADS awarded $10M contract for UH-72A logistical support

EADS awarded $10M contract for UH-72A logistical support

27-Jul-2011Source: US DoD

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $10,166,300 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide logistic support coverage for the UH-72A aircraft.  Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011.  One bid was solicited, with one bid... Read more

US Army contracts $74M for another 14 Lakotas

US Army contracts $74M for another 14 Lakotas

27-Jun-2011Source: US DoD

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded on June 14 a $74,390,932 firm-fixed-price contract.  This award will provide for 14 light utility helicopters and 14 airborne radio communication systems.  Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The... Read more

Florida helicopter unit returns from Haiti mission

Florida helicopter unit returns from Haiti mission

9-Jun-2011Source: EADS North America

Soldiers from Florida’s B Company, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation (Security and Support) returned to Cecil Field in Jacksonville recently after a 30-day rotation in Haiti in support of “Operation New Horizons 2011.” Six crewmembers from the unit deployed with two UH-72A Lakota helicopters to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in late April, and were joined by an additional... Read more

Rotary-wing aircraft: an invaluable asset to Armed Forces

Rotary-wing aircraft: an invaluable asset to Armed Forces

2-Jun-2011Source: EADS North America

The 2011 Joint Service Open House showcased a plethora of military aircraft with aerial performances and static displays during the airshow here May 20 through May 22. The C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, and the newer Coast Guard operated AC-144 Casa were among some of these aircraft. These fixed-wing aircraft support the Armed Forces in carrying... Read more

Navy Test Pilot School Lakotas receive state-of-the-art instrumentation

Navy Test Pilot School Lakotas receive state-of-the-art instrumentation

26-May-2011Source: US Navy

The first of five H-72 Lakotas at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) has been outfitted with a state-of-the-art instrumentation package to enhance students’ learning. “The instrumentation package will make it possible for students to take data from a single source in the H-72 versus individual systems as students must do in other helicopters.... Read more

South Dakota NG and Lakota Nation join to welcome UH-72

South Dakota NG and Lakota Nation join to welcome UH-72

17-May-2011Source: South Dakota National Guard

CRAZY HORSE, S.D. – Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard as well as members of the Lakota Nation gathered to welcome one of their very own. It was a day of celebration, blessings and unveiling for those who came together to observe and participate in the day’s events. With the stage set to... Read more

Pennsylvania National Guard addresses noise concerns

Pennsylvania National Guard addresses noise concerns

6-May-2011Source: WPMT Fox 43

Some people on the West Shore have been complaining about noise from military helicopters operating from the Capital City Airport.  Pa. National Guard officers came to Wednesday night’s New Cumberland Borough Council meeting to talk about the noise-reduction plans.... Read more

Nevada Army National Guard receive first two of six new Lakotas

Nevada Army National Guard receive first two of six new Lakotas

3-May-2011Source: Reno Gazette Journal

They are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stead.  The two aircraft are configured for medical evacuations and will complement Black Hawk helicopters already available in the state for air ambulance support.... Read more

US Army preapres for UH-72 deliveries with new mission equipment package

US Army preapres for UH-72 deliveries with new mission equipment package

28-Apr-2011Source: US Army

The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first light utility helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package. The new mission equipment package, or MEP, aboard the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter includes an electro-optical/infrared sensor, enhanced cockpit screens, high power illuminator system, analog-digital data downlink capability and GPS-enhanced moving map displays.... Read more

Stateside Lakota deliveries let Black Hawks go to combat

Stateside Lakota deliveries let Black Hawks go to combat

26-Apr-2011Source: US Army

Some 23 Black Hawk helicopters have been freed from duty in the United States to go to combat elsewhere, thanks to stateside delivery of UH-72A Lakota helicopters. As Lakotas are fielded, said Col. John Thurgood, project manager for Army utility helicopters, they take Black Hawks out of the mix and send them back to combat.... Read more

EADS North America demos the Armed Aerial Scout 72X

EADS North America demos the Armed Aerial Scout 72X

19-Apr-2011Source: EADS North America

EADS North America this week is conducting flight demonstrations of its company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) helicopter at the Nashville International Airport to coincide with a nearby military aviation exposition. The company, and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), have made a significant investment in the development of three... Read more

Bambi Bucket for Lakotas in Texas

Bambi Bucket for Lakotas in Texas

5-Apr-2011Source: SEI Industries

SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of six Bambi Buckets to the AASF, Army Aviation Support Facility in Austin Texas for use in the new LUH, UH-72 Lakota aircraft program. The Bambi Bucket, 120 USG/460 Litres capacity model has been chosen as the Weapon of Choice for the UH-72 Lakota aircraft, the... Read more

EADS awarded $21M contract for four more UH-72A Lakotas

EADS awarded $21M contract for four more UH-72A Lakotas

1-Apr-2011Source: US DoD

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded on March 28 a $21,468,420 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of four UH-72A light utility helicopters; four airborne radio communication 231 system production cut-in; and one engine inlet barrier filter production cut-in. Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion... Read more

US military close fatal Puerto Rico UH-72A crash investigation without an answer

US military close fatal Puerto Rico UH-72A crash investigation without an answer

29-Mar-2011Source: Boston Globe

Military authorities have ended an investigation into a crash of a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter that killed six people, saying they could not determine what caused the December accident.  See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)... Read more

Idaho Army Guard receives pair of Lakotas

Idaho Army Guard receives pair of Lakotas

21-Mar-2011

The Idaho Army National Guard has added two new UH-72A Lakotas to its inventory to increase rescue and medical evacuations capabilities.  The new choppers arrived at Gowen Field, south of Boise, on Friday 18th March.... Read more

US Air Force is smart to make CVLSP program competitive

US Air Force is smart to make CVLSP program competitive

17-Mar-2011Source: Lexington Institute

The Air Force is looking to buy a new fleet of utility helicopters to support its domestic operations. The Common Vertical Lift Support Platform (CVLSP) will replace the aging UH-1 Huey helicopters which are employed to inspect and protect ballistic missile fields and transport senior Air Force and government officials around the country. It had... Read more

Louisiana National Guard take delivery of four UH-72A Lakotas

Louisiana National Guard take delivery of four UH-72A Lakotas

8-Mar-2011Source: Eurocopter

With hurricane season looming around the corner and officials preparing for statewide disaster response exercises, the Louisiana National Guard has added four new medical evacuation helicopters to its fleet. The helicopters, LUH-72A light utility Lakotas, are new multi-mission aircraft that combine operational capability, reliability and affordability, while fulfilling all of the Army’s requirements for speed,... Read more

Swift water rescue underscores the UH-72A’s capabilities in US Army service

Swift water rescue underscores the UH-72A’s capabilities in US Army service

2-Mar-2011Source: EADS North America

The UH-72A Lakota has once again demonstrated its capabilities in a rescue scenario, with a Lakota mission that saved the life of a man trapped by unseasonably-heavy rainfall in San Bernardino, Calif. This rescue was completed by an EADS North America-produced UH-72A operating from the U.S. Army’s National Training Center Air Ambulance Detachment at Ft.... Read more

South Dakota National Guard to celebrate UH-72A arrival with Lakota Nation

South Dakota National Guard to celebrate UH-72A arrival with Lakota Nation

25-Feb-2011Source: South Dakota National Guard

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard’s aviation community and members of the Lakota Nation will be celebrating the arrival of the state’s newest helicopter, named “Lakota” by the U.S. Army, at a ceremony scheduled to be held at the Crazy Horse Monument near Custer on May 14, 2011. Several... Read more

South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

25-Feb-2011Source: Herald Online

The S.C. Army National Guard will break ground within two months on a $26M facility in Greenville County to house six CH-47 Chinook and four UH-72 Lakota helicopters... Read more

153 Lakotas delivered to date, all on-time and on-budget

153 Lakotas delivered to date, all on-time and on-budget

9-Feb-2011Source: Eurocopter

ARLINGTON, Va., 09.02.2011, The U.S. Army has ordered a total of 32 UH-72A Lakotas from EADS North America in Fiscal Year 2011, which will continue the sustained production for this highly successful program through 2012. The latest contract brings Lakota orders to 219, composed of 214 rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army and five for... Read more

Wyle CAS Group awarded $80.6M contract to support US Army Utility Helicopter’s Project Manager’s Office

Wyle CAS Group awarded $80.6M contract to support US Army Utility Helicopter’s Project Manager’s Office

3-Feb-2011Source: Wyle CAS Group

A contract with a potential value of $80.6 million has been awarded to CAS, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyle, to provide program support to the Army’s Utility Helicopter’s Project Manager’s Office.  The new five-year task order is a follow-on contract to Wyle’s express task order from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management... Read more

US Army orders 12 more UH-72 Lakotas

US Army orders 12 more UH-72 Lakotas

5-Jan-2011Source: US DoD

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $52,509,992 firm-fixed-price contract Dec. 23, 2010.  The award will provide for 12 UH-72A Light Utility Helicopters, 12 Airborne Radio Communication systems and two Engine Inlet Barrier Filters.  Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012.  One bid was... Read more

First flight of Eurocopter’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X technical demo aircraft

First flight of Eurocopter’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X technical demo aircraft

9-Dec-2010Source: EADS North America

Arlington, Virginia and Grand Prairie, Texas, December 8, 2010 – EADS North America today announced that it has flown the second of three company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA). The flight took place yesterday at the company’s American Eurocopter facility in Grand Prairie, Texas and lasted 40 minutes. The objective of this... Read more

US Army showcases new “security and support” Lakota variant

US Army showcases new “security and support” Lakota variant

22-Nov-2010Source: US Army

As part of upgrading the Army’s air fleet, 140 of 345 planned UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters have been delivered and are currently being broken-in throughout the force. Aiding homeland security, search and rescue missions, medical evacuations, and security and support, Lakotas are smaller, more affordable and more technologically advanced than older counterparts such as... Read more

Lakota variants bring enhanced capabilities to US. Army operations

Lakota variants bring enhanced capabilities to US. Army operations

28-Oct-2010Source: EADS North America

As its role in American military operations expands, the EADS North America-supplied UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter continues to receive high marks from the U.S. Army for its performance and mission diversity. These key qualities were underscored today during a joint program update for journalists in Washington, D.C., where officials from the Army and EADS... Read more

US Army UH-72 Lakota fleet reaches 40,000 flight hours

US Army UH-72 Lakota fleet reaches 40,000 flight hours

26-Oct-2010Source: EADS North America

Arlington, Virginia, October 26, 2010 – The UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, which is supplied by EADS North America, has surpassed the 40,000-flight hour milestone in operational service with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. Built at the company’s American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Miss., a total of 138 Lakotas have been delivered to... Read more

Curtiss-Wright awarded UH-72A contract from American Eurocopter

Curtiss-Wright awarded UH-72A contract from American Eurocopter

25-Oct-2010

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW 32.54, +0.03, +0.09%) today announced that it has received a contract from American Eurocopter Corporation, an operating unit of EADS North America, to provide its Video Management System (VMS) for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Security & Support (S&S) Battalion Mission equipment Package. The estimated value of the... Read more

Eurocopter’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X Team Prepares for First Flight

Eurocopter’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X Team Prepares for First Flight

25-Oct-2010Source: EADS North America

EADS North America announced today at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention that its Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) industry team is preparing for the first flight of one of three company-funded Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA). The EADS North America-led industry team, comprised of Lockheed Martin (LMT 71.70, +0.29, +0.41%) , Eurocopter and... Read more

EADS awarded $67M contract for UH-72 mission equipment packs

EADS awarded $67M contract for UH-72 mission equipment packs

30-Sep-2010Source: US Dept of Defense

EADS North America Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded on Sept. 23 a $67,163,000 firm-fixed-price contract. T his modification is for the procurement of 16 security and support (S&S) mission equipment package (MEP) retrofit and 202 S&S MEP retrofit production cut-in for the S&S ballation MEP’s Army’s light utility helicopter contract for the Army National Guard.... Read more

US Army showcases UH-72A Lakota in Germany

US Army showcases UH-72A Lakota in Germany

24-Sep-2010Source: EADS North America

The UH-72A Lakota was the center of attention at an unveiling ceremony held earlier this month in Germany, offering military officials from around the world a first-hand look at the U.S. Army’s multi-mission Light Utility Helicopter. The event – which attracted 23 delegates representing 17 countries – was held in accordance with the 1999 Vienna... Read more

Lakota marks new program milestone with first EMS mission in Germany

Lakota marks new program milestone with first EMS mission in Germany

30-Aug-2010Source: EADS North America

The UH-72A Lakota has performed its initial MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) mission in Germany, marking an operational first for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter in service at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC). Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 121st Medical Company prepare for a mission in Hohenfels, Germany. (Photo: District of Columbia... Read more

First UH-72 Lakota passes 1,000 airframe hours

First UH-72 Lakota passes 1,000 airframe hours

16-Aug-2010Source: American Eurocopter

A U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter operated at Fort Eustis, Va., is the first Lakota to log 1,000 flight hours, underscoring the growing operational tempo of the rotary-wing aircraft in service with Army and National Guard units. Built at the company’s American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Miss., the milestone Lakota is used for... Read more

UH-72A makes first flight with US Army S&S Battalion Mission Equipment Package

UH-72A makes first flight with US Army S&S Battalion Mission Equipment Package

12-Aug-2010Source: American Eurocopter

The first flight of the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter equipped with the Security and Support Battalion (S&S Battalion) Mission Equipment Package occurred in June at American Eurocopter’s facility in Columbus, Mississippi. The S&S Battalion Mission Equipment Package will greatly expand the Lakota’s use for reconnaissance, command and control and air movement operations in support... Read more

Four UH-72A Lakotas deployed to US Army’s missile test site on Kwajalein Atoll

Four UH-72A Lakotas deployed to US Army’s missile test site on Kwajalein Atoll

31-Jul-2010Source: EADS North America

Four U.S. Army UH-72A Lakotas arrived at the Pacific Ocean’s Kwajalein Atoll June 6, marking the latest overseas assignment for the EADS North America-built Light Utility Helicopter. These Lakotas will be used for transport and support missions at the Army’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, replacing aging UH-1 helicopters. Painted in high-visibility orange,... Read more

DC National Guard sends first UH-72 on overseas deployment

DC National Guard sends first UH-72 on overseas deployment

5-Jul-2010Source: US National Guard

The 121st Medical Co. (Air Ambulance) will be the first unit with UH-72 medevac helicopters to deploy overseas when it arrives in Germany for a mission supporting the war effort this summer. The District of Columbia Army National Guard unit received the helicopter last year, the first in the nation to receive the UH-72, known... Read more

Sikorsky announces first LUH Contractor Logistics Support Site Outside the Continental US

Sikorsky announces first LUH Contractor Logistics Support Site Outside the Continental US

8-Jun-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the first offshore Full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) site for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). This site is centrally located on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).... Read more

First five Lakotas arrive at US Army base in Germany, five more due

First five Lakotas arrive at US Army base in Germany, five more due

25-Apr-2010Source: Stars & Stripes

Five UH-72 Lakota helicopters arrived at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany  on Wednesday to replace the fleet of UH-1 Hueys used to train troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.... Read more

US Naval Test Pilot School UH-72A Lakotas arrive

US Naval Test Pilot School UH-72A Lakotas arrive

26-Mar-2010Source: U.S. Navy

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Capt. Thomas Huff, Commander, Naval Test Wing Atlantic (center left) and Lt. Col. Roger Cordell, Commander, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (center right), pose with the Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support programs (PMA-207) and USNTPS UH-72A team with the five new UH-72A Lakota helicopters in front of... Read more

Texas deploys more helicopters to Mexican border

Texas deploys more helicopters to Mexican border

22-Mar-2010Source: KVIA ABC7

Texas deploys military OH-58 Kiowa and UH-72 Lakota helicopters to the area between El Paso and Brownsville as part of the first phase of the state’s spillover violence contingency plan.... Read more

EADS North America delivers 100th UH-72A Lakota to the US Army

EADS North America delivers 100th UH-72A Lakota to the US Army

5-Mar-2010Source: EADS North America

Arlington, Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi, March 04, 2010 Latest milestone marks another accomplishment for one of the most successful acquisition programs in U.S. Army aviation history EADS North America delivered its 100th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter to the U.S. Army today, marking another on-time and on-budget achievement for a highly successful program that supports... Read more

Luminator to supply LS16 Searchlight for US Army’s UH-72A Lakota

Luminator to supply LS16 Searchlight for US Army’s UH-72A Lakota

1-Mar-2010Source: Luminator

Luminator is selected to provide its LS16 Searchlight on the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter for Security and Support missions. From Luminator’s initial design stage our objective for the LS16 searchlight is to improve flight safety, integrate the latest technology, improve reliability, simplify assembly, and lower maintenance cost. The search light uses solid-state... Read more

Alabama Army Guard to receive UH-72A early January for homeland security missions

Alabama Army Guard to receive UH-72A early January for homeland security missions

30-Dec-2009Source: Alabama Live

The new UH-72A Lakota will be unveiled at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9 at Army Aviation Support Facility No. 2 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport... Read more

US Army contracts $247M for another 45 UH-72 Lakotas

US Army contracts $247M for another 45 UH-72 Lakotas

14-Dec-2009Source: EADS

The U.S. Army awarded the fifth year contract for the Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) to EADS North America for $247.2 million. This contract increases the company’s supply of 45 additional Lakotas along with hardware to equip the rotary-wing aircraft for medical evacuation, personnel transport and multi-mission applications.... Read more

Sensor turret installation is validated for the UH-72A

Sensor turret installation is validated for the UH-72A

3-Dec-2009Source: Rotorhub

Flight tests have been completed with the electro-optical/infrared sensor turret for UH-72A Lakotas that will be operated by the US Army National Guard in Security and Support (S&S) missions.... Read more

Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

21-Nov-2009Source: DSCA

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 15 AgustaWestland AW109s, or alternatively, 15 Bell Model 429s, or 15 EADS UH-72A Lakotas; and, up to 12 AgustaWestland AW139s, or alternatively, 12 Bell 4122, or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks... Read more

EADS North America delivers first H-72A training helicopter to the US Navy

EADS North America delivers first H-72A training helicopter to the US Navy

16-Nov-2009Source: EADS North America

EADS North America has delivered the first of five H-72A training helicopters for the U.S. Navy today, marking a new milestone in the company’s production of multi-role helicopters for U.S. military services.... Read more

EADS’s Armed Scout 645 highlighted at Association of the US Army’s annual meeting

EADS’s Armed Scout 645 highlighted at Association of the US Army’s annual meeting

7-Oct-2009Source: EADS

EADS North America’s Armed Scout 645 will be the centerpiece of the company’s presence Oct. 5-7 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention – underscoring the helicopter’s readiness as a low-risk, highly capable and best-value solution to fulfill the Army’s current and long-term Armed Aerial Scout mission requirements.... Read more

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