EADS North America is gearing up to deliver three UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters per month to the U.S. Army starting in February 2008 and could be producing four or five per month eventually in the 10-year, $2 billion acquisition program for up to 345 aircraft. The helicopters will provide the Army with utility lift capability, replacing Huey and OH-58 Kiowa helicopters. The program also will free up UH-60 Black Hawks for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. The UH-72A ...
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