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News: U.S. Air Force selects the MH-139

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The United States AIR FORCE SELECTS THE MH-139 FOR INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE PROTECTION AND GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY FORCES TRANSPORT MISSIONS

The United States Air Force (USAF) today selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of Bell UH-1N “Huey” helicopters.

The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, the aircraft will take over the role of protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bases and the transportation of U.S. government and security forces.

The AW139 is assembled at the Leonardo northeast Philadelphia plant, with additional components to be integrated into the military MH-139 at the Boeing Philadelphia facility in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania.

Rome 25/09/2018 00:34
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