Feb 27, 2014

US Army Seeks To Purchase 100 Lakota Helicopters

The US Army will request money to buy 100 new UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters. The helicopters will eventually replace training aircraft,as part of a larger restructuring of its rotary aviation fleet.
The proposed new helicopters are part of a controversial plan that came to light in December. The proposal calls for the Army National Guard to hand its fleet of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters over to the active-duty Army while receiving Black Hawk helicopters in return. The Army also wants to divest its entire fleet of OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters, using the Guard Apaches to fulfill that mission.
The new Lakotas would replace the TH-67 training helicopters that the service will also do away with.

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