Boeing-led team wins $2.4 billion contract to replace UH-1N Hueys

By Rachel Cohen  
September 24, 2018 at 5:49 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated with comments from the three companies involved in the Huey replacement competition.) Boeing and Leonardo Helicopter's MH-139 will become the next helicopter to patrol intercontinental ballistic missile fields, beating out two other bids to replace the Vietnam-era Bell UH-1N Hueys that have become a symbol of slow acquisition woes. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a press release Monday the three-way competition saved $1.7 billion over its original service cost position,...

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