The US Army has awarded an US$181.8 million contract option for 34 additional UH-27A Lakota helicopters to EADS North America.
The order would bring to 312 the total ordered so far for the Army, which is looking to procure a total of 347 through to 2016. A total of 243 have so far been delivered.
Twenty-four of the aircraft in the latest order will be fitted with Security and Support Battalion mission equipment for use in disaster response and border security operations.
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