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New Lakota ...the UH-72B

fightingirish

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The magazine Vertiflite reported this news in their issue November/December 2019:
@HeloNews said:
[...]The fact that the US Army plans to purchase the UH-72B (based on the Airbus Helicopters H145 / BK 117 D2) as opposed to the UH-72A (based on the former Eurocopter EC145 / BK 117 C2) — is a major change, but one that no one seems to have noticed.[...]
Even I was quite surprised to reed that tweet last night. o_O:cool:
 

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Does seem strange that the Army would go to a different version this late in the buy. The logistics of the matter would argue against it. Then again given the operational tempo of the UH-72 fleet perhaps the "A" models will be retrofitted to "B" models as they go through major reset maintenance. Is that a realistic option?
 
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