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US AFGSC names MH-139A helicopter

3rd January 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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US Air Force Global Strike Command named the MH-139A helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’ during a naming ceremony at Duke Field on 19 December, 2019.

The helicopters have been acquired to provide security and support for the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile fields in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. Other mission capabilities include civil search and rescue, airlift support, National Capital Region missions, as well as survival school and test support.

The US Air Force will procure up to 84 MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment from Boeing.

The MH-139A Grey Wolf will provide vertical airlift and support the requirements of five Air Force major commands and operating agencies: Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Force District of Washington, Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Pacific Air Forces. Global strike is the lead command and operational capability requirements sponsor.

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