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  • Del'd: 450 - 2007 to present

    US Army Aviation UH-72A Lakota

    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.

    From 2021, Airbus delivering the UH-72B based on the EC145T2

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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
    Phillips AAF
    2012/    Hawaii National Guard Wheeler
    2011/    Ohio National Guard Akron-Canton Regional / OHARNG
    2011/    South Dakota National Guard Camp Rapid
    Rapid City
    2011/    Colorado National Guard Buckley AFB
    Eagle County Regional
    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
    Fort Irwin / Barstow
    2006/09ATTCCairns AAF / Fort Rucker
    North Carolina National Guard Raleigh Durham Intl
    Georgia National Guard Clay National Guard Center
    3-140 Stockton

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