LAKOTA: The U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, has achieved its first unit equipped milestone with the May 22 delivery of six aircraft to the National Training Center Air Ambulance Detachment at Ft. Irwin, Calif., the Army announced June 4. The service intends to procure and field a total of 322 Lakotas, which are built by EADS North America Defense. The estimated ten-year contract value of the program is approximately $2.6 billion.

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