The U.S. Army’s aviation restructuring initiative, which would make the UH-72 Lakota helicopter its future training aircraft, is beginning to face some scrutiny. Along with its fiscal 2015 budget rollout early this year, the Army announced a plan to replace Bell TH-67 helicopters with UH-72 Lakota aircraft to train pilots at the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Industry officials argue that the plan sets up what is a sole-source contract award for at least ...


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