51 UH-72A Lako­tas for US Army

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - World Aviation & Defence News -

The United States Army has con­tracted Air­bus He­li­copters for a to­tal of 51 UH-72A Lako­tas, for which Safran Elec­tron­ics & De­fense, Avion­ics USA, LLC sup­plies crit­i­cal avion­ics sys­tems. The awards came in two con­tracts with the ini­tial award for 35 UH-72A Lako­tas and a con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion to de­liver an ad­di­tional 16 shipsets. More than 423 Lako­tas have been de­liv­ered with the Safran avion­ics pack­age con­sist­ing of the au­topi­lot sys­tem, the At­ti­tude & Head­ing Ref­er­ence Sys­tem (AHRS) and a data ac­qui­si­tion unit since the pro­gramme be­gan in 2005.

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