BECOME A MEMBER DONATE TODAY

Army Helo Market Pegged at $10 Billion

Market opportunities for the Army’s helicopter fleet will average about $10 billion per year over the next decade as the service modernizes its rotary-wing assets, according to analysts.

The current inventory includes UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters, AH-46 Apache attack helicopters, CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters and UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters. All but the Lakota are still in production today.

READ MORE

Airbus delivers 200th UH-72A to Army Aviation Center of Excellence

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama. The aircraft represents the company?s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense?s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last decade.

Airbus?s partnership with the Army has allowed for the training of nearly 1,500 military student pilots while also providing the U.S. National Guard with a versatile rotary-wing capability suitable for counter-narcotic, border security and disaster response missions.

READ MORE