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US Army pushes forward with Lakota

10th January 2018 - 12:15 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


The US Army is progressing with plans to buy up to 35 new Airbus UH-72A Lakota aircraft for pilot training. 

The move comes after legal woes, namely a lawsuit filed by OEM Leonardo Helicopters, which derailed plans to award a sole source contract to Airbus Helicopters for its H145M aircraft. Now the service has said it wants to assess if a competitive acquisition strategy is a viable option.

In accordance with a notice, published on the US Federal Business Opportunities website on 4 January, the service stated its requirement for the purchase of up to 35 new, FAA-certified H145M aircraft. 

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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