LUH BIDS: Industry sources say the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter program, which had an Oct. 20 deadline for contractor proposals, has drawn at least four bids: the AugustaWestland North America/L-3 Communications US139, the Bell 412EP, the EADS North America/Sikorsky UH145 and MD Helicopters' MD Explorer. The Army is expected to award a contract in late April.


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