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Boeing to Replace Huey Helicopters Under $2.4B USAF Contract; Ed Dolanski Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential 13-year, $2.38B contract to replace the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters.

The company said Monday it will deliver and maintain up to 84 MH-139 helicopters and provide training devices and related support equipment for the aircraft.

MH-139 is based on the Leonardo-built AW139 helicopter that currently serves more than 250 government, commercial and military clients worldwide.

Leonardo will perform assembly work on the helicopters and Boeing will integrate military components into the aircraft.

Ed Dolanski

“With the AW139 platform’s more than two million flight hours and established supply chain, we look forward to applying our expertise to drive cost savings while supporting mission readiness,” said Ed Dolanski, president of U.S. government services at Boeing’s global services business.

The Defense Department said Monday work will occur in Philadelphia and Ridley Park, Pa., through September 2031 should the service exercise all options.

The firm-fixed-price contract has a base amount of approximately $375.5M for the integration of four MH-139s to replace Huey helicopters.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will obligate $98M in research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal 2018 at the time of award.

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