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US Army Orders 16 UH-72A Lakota Valued $116M, 23-Mar-18 : US Army placed second contract of the year for 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas valued $116 million. Build by Airbus facility at Columbus, Mississippi

US Army Europe Gets New UH-60M Black Hawk, 16-Mar-18 : 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment part of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, US Army Europe (USAREUR) received three UH-60M Black Hawk via C-17 cargo plane in Germany

US Army Orders 35 UH-72A Lakota Valued $273M, 09-Mar-18 : Airbus USA received $273M contract for 35 UH-72A for the US Army training centers. More than 410 Lakotas already delivered

California Wild Fires 2017, 05-Mar-18 : Airbus takes a look at how helicopters helped save lives during the California wildfires of 2017, an effort that drew on aviation resources for everything from rescues to taking the damage’s toll

Patriot South 2018 Exercise, 16-Feb-18 : National Guard units participated at Camp Shelby Mississippi of Patriot South, a Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) training exercise focus on natural disaster relief effort

Honeywell Overhauled 1000th T55 Engine, 15-Feb-18 : The Corpus Christi Army Depot completed the overhaul of the 1,000th T55 engine. More than 6,000 T55 have been produced and logged more than 12 million hours of operation on the CH/MH-47 Chinook

Ohio’ Blizzard 1978, 24-Jan-18 : The “Blizzard of ‘78” was the most severe winter storm in Ohio history causing severe damage across the state

ATEC T900 Engine On Apache and Black Hawk, 13-Dec-17 : ATEC, a joint venture of P&W and Honeywell, validated installation of the T900 on Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The T900 is ATEC s proposal for the US Army Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP)

US Army Recognized Partner Communities, 04-Dec-17 : Partnerships between the US Army and communities outside its installations recognized during a ceremony at The Pentagon

SimEye Helmet Mounted Display, 28-Nov-17 : Rockwell Collins to upgrade 332 SimEye Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to be used within US Army’s Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) systems

Task Force Marauder in Afghanistan, 23-Nov-17 : US Army’s TF Marauder provides medevac and general air support for the Train, Advise, and Assist Command - West (TAAC-W) in Afghanistan

29th CAB Trained Against Chemical Attack in Kuwait, 07-Nov-17 : 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the Maryland Army National Guard, currently deployed in Kuwait simulated chemical attack that required the use of their UH-60L MEDEVAC helicopters

Airbus delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to US Army, 09-Oct-17 : The 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter was delivered to the US Army by the (Eurocopter) Airbus facility in Columbus, Mississippi

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