Del'd: 427 - 2007 to present






  • US Army Aviation UH-72A Lakota
  • US Army Aviation UH-72A LakotaMEPS ( Mission Equipment Package ) upgrade

The Eurocopter EC145 was the winner of the US Army LUH program for a new utility helicopter for Homeland units. 345 Lakotas are expected by 2015. Since 2010 they are also based in Germany.

As 2011, 178 were already delivered and latest Army National Guard aircraft incorporte the S&S Mission Equipment Package, or MEP which provides long range electro-optical sensors and the ability to record and downlink data for their homeland security, counter drug, and border patrol tasks.

On May 2012 the US Army fleet of 219 UH-72A Lakota surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone.

On 2014 was announced Lakotas will be used as the next generation glass cockpit, dual engine training helicopter as replacement of the TH-67 Creek and OH-58 Kiowa increasing the number procurement from 352 to 427. 106 new build and 81 re-configured helicopters will be in training configuration to be used in Fort Rucker, Alabama. First new built training configured UH-72A rolled off Columbus assembly line in March 2015.


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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2015/    Guam National GuardGU Andersen AFB
2015/    US Army Aviation School Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker
2014/    Vermont National Guard Burlington
2014/    Washington National Guard
2013/    1-224th AVN Fort Belvoir / Davison AAF
2013/    New Mexico National Guard Santa Fe Municipal
2012/    Maryland National Guard Camp Fretterd
Aberdeen Proving Ground / Weide Army Heliport
2012/    Hawaii National Guard Wheeler
2011/    Ohio National Guard Akron-Canton Regional / OHARNG
2010/1412th Avn BN Fort Belvoir / Davison AAF
2010/    Joint Multinational Readiness CenterDE Hohenfels
2009/13121 MedCoFort Belvoir / Davison AAF
DE Hohenfels
2009/    AFTD Redstone Army Airfield
Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker
2009/    1-114 AVN Hawkins Field
2008/    2-151 AVN Birmingham
Cecil Field
2007/    Louisiana National Guard NAS JRB New Orleans
2007/    2916th AvnBn Barstow-Daggett
2006/09ATTCCairns AAF / Fort Rucker
North Carolina National Guard
Georgia National Guard Clay National Guard Center
3-140 Stockton


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