EADS North America Receives Order For 39 Additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters

Contract includes mission kits to equip some of the Lakotas for EDEVAC and VIP logistics operations, along with pilot, maintenance, and procedural training.

In its basic configuration, the UH-72A is operated by a crew of two pilots and accommodates six passengers. The helicopter carries VHF/UHF radios for military and inter-agency communications with emergency and first responder personnel. Some UH-72A Lakota’s are delivered in MEDEVAC or VIP transport configurations to meet specific mission requirements. Other mission-specific systems may be incorporated on Lakotas, including an Army National Guard equipment package consisting of a forward-looking infrared sensor (FLIR), searchlight, digital map and air-ground data link.

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