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US Air Force nears picking Huey helicopter replacement

20th September 2018 - 00:32 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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The US Air Force (USAF) is on track to choose a prime contractor for its UH-1N Huey helicopter replacement programme by the end of September, according to a service spokeswoman. 

The service is reviewing bids from Boeing, Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for a contract estimated to be worth up to $4 billion.

Boeing is offering the MH-139, which is based on Leonardo’s AW139 civil helicopter, while Sikorsky is proposing the HH-60U, a variant of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. Finally, SNC wants to upgrade US Army UH-60A Black Hawks to the UH-60L Sierra Force configuration.

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