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Airbus signs logistics support contract with US Army

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-05-24 09:52
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A visitor walks out of an Airbus ACJ318 on the Comlux booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS -- Airbus signed a follow-on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract with the US Army, the European multinational aerospace corporation said in a press release on Monday.

The deal is the largest helicopter performance-based support contract managed by Airbus worldwide, it said.

Airbus will provide spare parts, material, and engineering support for the Army's helicopter models UH-72A and UH-72B Lakota fleet of 482 utility and training helicopters. It will support 67 Lakota sites in the United States and overseas.

The contract includes a six-month base and 4.5 option years, with a potential total value of more than 1.5 billion US dollars.

The UH-72B is produced at Airbus' facility in Columbus, Mississippi and the logistics are managed from the facility in Dallas, Texas.

The UH-72A and UH-72B models are for Army's National Guard missions, it said.

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