Airbus‘ helicopter manufacturing business provide an additional 16 UH-72A Lakota helicopters to the U.S. Army under a five-year, $116.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract.
The Army Contracting Command has obligated $58.4 million in fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Thursday.
Work under the modification is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 20, 2023.
The service branch initially awarded a three-year, $273.3 million contract to Airbus Helicopters for the production of 35 UH-72A units.
Lakota is a variant of the EC145 multimission helicopter and equipped with multiple commercial off-the-shelf technologies.