Airbus: signs a contract with the US Army with a potential value of more than 1.5 billion dollars

Airbus (-0.51% to 106.38 euros) signed a maintenance contract with the US military for the supply of spare parts, equipment and engineering services for the entire fleet of 482 helicopters Lakota UH-72A and UH-72B. The contract could reach a potential total value of over $1.5 billion over 5 years. This contract is Airbus’ largest for helicopter maintenance.

“Airbus has provided outstanding products and support services for the UH-72A for nearly two decades,” said U.S. Army Colonel Calvin Lane, “this contract underscores the Army’s confidence in the capabilities of the aircraft, and we look forward to the continued support this contract brings to the UH-72 fleet.”

The U.S. military uses the UH-72A and UH-72B models to perform a variety of missions, including counter-narcotics and missions on the southwestern border.

Last year, the UH-72 Lakota fleet surpassed one million flight hours, some 15 years after the first UH-72A Lakota entered service with the US military.

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