2007-09-09 - UH-72A productionU. S. Army UH-72A gets production authorization
Eurocopter für die US Army wird in USA gebaut<br /> The U.S. Army has approved full-rate production of EADS North America's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, clearing the way for continued acquisition of the program's total requirement of 322 aircraft.
This milestone was achieved on August 23, 2007, following an Army review of program management, production, manpower, logistics and other aspects of the UH-72A program validating EADS North America's capability to meet the service's delivery, quality and support requirements.
The Army has ordered 42 UH-72As to date, which was the maximum amount authorized under low-rate production authority. EADS North America was awarded the Light Utility Helicopter program contract in June 2006 and to date, the company has delivered 10 UH-72As, all of which have been delivered ahead of schedule. The UH-72A is delivered at EADS North America's American Eurocopter business unit at Columbus, Mississippi, where a major facility expansion to accommodate a higher rate production of the UH-72A is nearing completion.