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The Pentagon has ordered additional UH-72A "Lakota" helicopters

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The US Department of Defense announced it has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the purchase of additional multi-purpose UH-35A Lakota UH-72A helicopters for the Ground Forces (SV) XNUMX, reports TSAMTO.


The Pentagon has ordered additional UH-72A "Lakota" helicopters


The transaction value was $ 273,289 million. Deliveries must be completed by March 2021.

It is reported that "17 UH-72A will be delivered for use as part of the Initial Entry Rotary Wing helicopter crews at Fort Rucker (Alabama) and 18 units to support the functions of an intermediary and observer in combat training centers NE USA.

The initial supply contract for up to 2015 of the year 345 UH-72A helicopters was signed in 2006. The new helicopters are designed to replace the outdated OH-58 and UH-60.

“Lakota helicopters are delivered by US Army in seven configurations to perform training tasks, ensure border security, conduct search and rescue operations, medical evacuation, disaster response, VIP transportation and logistic support,” the article says.

During the operation of "Lakota" has established itself as a reliable platform. The crash of a helicopter in December 2010 was the only loss in the UH-72A track record, although the investigation excluded a mechanical failure from the possible causes of the accident.
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  1. bogart047
    bogart047 14 March 2018 14: 22
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    handsome helicopter
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 14 March 2018 14: 26
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      Very useful gizmo!
  2. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 14 March 2018 14: 27
    +1
    I agree ...
  3. san4es
    san4es 14 March 2018 14: 53
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    UH-72A light multi-purpose helicopters are designed for reconnaissance, target designation and search and rescue operations. They can also be used as ambulance, light transport and communications helicopters. As ambulances, the UH-72A will go into service with the U.S. National Guard, where it will replace the UH-60 Black Hawk universal helicopters, which will be transferred to the first line for use in military operations.

    LTH:
    Modification UH-72A
    The diameter of the main screw, m 11.00
    Diameter of tail rotor, m 1.96
    Length, m 13.03
    Height, m ​​3.45
    Weight, kg
    empty xnumx
    maximum takeoff 3585
    Engine type 2 GTE Turbomeca Arriel 1E2
    Power, kW 2 x 551
    Maximum speed, km / h 269
    Cruising speed, km / h 220
    Practical range, km 685
    Duration of flight, ch.min 2.40
    Practical ceiling, m 5791
    Crew, people 2
    Payload: 8 soldiers or 2 stretchers with accompanying or 1800 kg of cargo
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont 14 March 2018 15: 48
    +2
    Corpses to take out