Boeing says its proposal for the MH-139
helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Forceís aging Huey fleet could
save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle
On Wednesday, the company submitted its bid for the Air
Force to buy up to 84 MH-139s to protect the countryís
intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain domestic
military transport needs. A contract award is expected next year.
The UH-1N Huey fleet entered service in the 1970s.
MH-139 is based on the AW139 thatís in service with more than 250
government, military, and commercial operators around the world.
Leonardo Helicopters builds the market-leading aircraft in
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