US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), March 24, 2010 - NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Capt. Thomas Huff, Commander, Naval Test Wing Atlantic (center left) and Lt. Col. Roger Cordell, Commander, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (center right), pose with the Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support programs (PMA-207) and USNTPS UH-72A team with the five new UH-72A Lakota helicopters in front of one of the USNTPS hangars here.
The first Lakota was delivered in November 2009; the last in January 2010.
The new Lakota helicopters are the core aircraft in the USNTPS rotary wing curriculum replacing the venerable TH-6B Cayuse helicopter at the school.