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More Lakotas for US Army

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 15, 2012

The US Army plans to acquire a total of 347 Lakotas through to 2016. (EADS)

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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