Appellate court rules in favor of Army, Airbus in Lakota lawsuit

By Courtney McBride / January 24, 2018 at 1:14 PM
The Army has won the latest round of a long-running legal battle over its attempt to purchase UH-72 Lakota helicopters to modernize its training fleet. In a Jan. 23 decision , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the service's sole-source procurement of Lakotas from Airbus was lawful, overturning a lower court ruling that had prevented the service from purchasing 16 additional helicopters. The aircraft would complete the Army's stated requirement of 427 helicopters, following the...

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