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

By Rachel Cohen / September 25, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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 Sept. 24 press release the three-way competition saved $1.7 billion over its original service cost position, which projected the program would cost $4.1 billion. "Today's award of approximately $375 million is for the first four...

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