USAF selects Boeing for UH-1N Huey Replacement Program.
Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the USAF to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N "Huey" helicopters used to protect America's intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The USAF is expected to order up to 84 helicopters, with the first entering service by 2021. The MH-139 derives from the Leonardo AW139, which is used by more than 270 governments, militaries, and companies worldwide. Leonardo will assemble the helicopters at its northeast Philadelphia plant, with Boeing integrating military-specific components at its facility south of that city. The contract also includes operations, maintenance, training systems, and support equipment for the MH-139 aircraft.
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