Boeing-Leonardo Team Receives $285M Contract to Manufacture Air Force ‘Grey Wolf’ Helicopters

The team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Italian company Leonardo will supply 13 units of the MH-139A Grey Wolf multimission helicopter to the U.S. Air Force under a $285 million production contract.

Boeing said Tuesday the award covers sustainment and other support services for the platform selected by USAF to replace the branch’s UH-1N Huey twin-piloted light-lift helicopter.

USAF chose the MH-139 offering for its potential 13-year, $2.38 billion aircraft replacement program announced in September 2018 and accepted four test Grey Wolf articles in August 2022.

Prime contractor Boeing handles military equipment procurement, installation and post-delivery support functions, while Leonardo is the program’s original equipment manufacturer.

Under the latest award, the companies aim to start deliveries in 2024.

The MH-139A is based on Leonardo’s AW139 helicopter and will incorporate systems designed to support the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile program.

Production will take place at a Leonardo factory in northeast Philadelphia.

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