(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Airbus signed a follow-on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
contract with the U.S. Army, the European multinational aerospace
corporation said in a press release, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The deal is the largest helicopter performance-based support
contract managed by Airbus worldwide, it said.
Airbus will provide spare parts, material, and engineering
support for the Army's helicopter models UH-72A and UH-72B Lakota
fleet of 482 utility and training helicopters. It will support 67
Lakota sites in the United States and overseas.
The contract includes a six-month base and 4.5 option years,
with a potential total value of more than 1.5 billion U.S.
The UH-72B is produced at Airbus' facility in Columbus,
Mississippi and the logistics are managed from the facility in
The UH-72A and UH-72B models are for Army's National Guard
missions, it said.
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