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US Army takes 100th UH-72A

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 15, 2010

EADS North America has delivered the 100th UH-72A Lakota (EC145) to the US Army during a ceremony held at the aircraft’s production facility in Columbus, Mississippi.

“The UH-72A Lakota program has progressed on schedule and within budget constraints,” said COL L Neil Thurgood, the US Army’s project manager of the Utility Helicopter office. “The aircraft has been well received by Army aircrews and we have maintained a remarkably high operational availability rate combined with an admirable safety record.”

The UH-72As are not certified for use in war zones, and are instead employed on utility missions with National Guard units.

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