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USAF selects the MH-139 helicopter
For intercontinental ballistic missile protection and government and security forces transport missions
The United States Air Force (USAF) selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW-139 helicopter and offered by Boeing as prime-contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” units. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, the aircraft will take over the rol...
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