Safran awarded UH-72A CLS contract
Safran Electronics and Defense, Avionics USA has received a five-year contract from Airbus Helicopters to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) services for the US Army's fleet of UH-72A Lakota helicopters, the company announced on 9 May.
Airbus Helicopters received a five-year CLS contract from the US Army in December 2016. Airbus Helicopters has now contracted with Safran as a direct supplier in support of the Lakota fleet and provider of the helicopter's autopilot system.
Under the terms of the contract with Airbus Helicopters, Safran will provide support to US Army and National Guard bases in 43 states as well as Kwajalein, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany. The largest concentration of UH-72As is based at Fort Rucker in Alabama, where the aircraft are used by the army for Initial Entry Rotary Wing flight training of new pilots.
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