Airbus has been contracted to deliver 51 Safran avionics-equipped UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army. Photo courtesy of Safran
The U.S. Army has awarded two contracts to Airbus Helicopters to deliver a total of 51 UH-72A Lakotas, on which Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA supplies avionics systems.
The initial award was for 35 Lakotas with a contract modification to deliver an additional 16 shipsets. With these contract awards, Safran continues its long partnerships with Airbus Helicopters and the U.S. Army.
There have been more than 423 Lakotas delivered with the Safran avionics package consisting of the autopilot system, the attitude and heading reference system and a data-acquisition unit since the program began in 2005.