US Air Force UH-1N Replacement Program

The USAF UH-1N Replacement Program aims to replace the fleet of 63 UH-1N helicopters in use since the early 1970s. These aircraft are used by Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC, ICBM 20th Air Force, 37th HS, 40th HS and 54th HS ) , Air Force District of Washington (1st HS VIP), Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces (459th AS, Japan), and Air Force Material.

On July 13, 2017 the USAF issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for a contract award by April/June 2018 which includes 80 helicopters starting with 8 deliveries per year. The Initial Operational Capability (IOC) is expected for fiscal year FY20 or FY21.

Neither Bell, with the UH-1Y, nor Airbus, with the Lakota, are expected to participate.

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