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AUSA 2017: Lakota readies for training takeover

11th October 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Washington DC


As another UH-72A Lakota is delivered to the US Army, the platform is now entering the final stages of fully replacing the TH-67 Creek as the service's principal helicopter trainer.

The 400th Lakota was delivered to the US Army in August of this year. Airbus Helicopters was awarded the contract in 2006 and the first aircraft, albeit an off-the-shelf helicopter, was delivered in that same year. The training contract was awarded in 2015.

‘The 400 deliveries have all been on time and on cost which is a pretty significant accomplishment in the defence world,' said Scott Tumpak, senior director of the Lakota

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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