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Boeing receives $178M contract for seven additional MH-139A helicopters from U.S. Air Force

written by Newsdesk | May 1, 2024

Boeing receives $178M contract for seven additional MH-139A helicopters from U.S. Air Force

Boeing has been awarded a $178 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to produce seven MH-139A helicopters and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract with the Air Force to 26.

Azeem Khan, MH-139 program director, said, “Building the Grey Wolf fleet and paving the way towards full rate production is a critical step in supporting the Air Force’s modernization priorities. Delivering on these commitments and getting more capability into the hands of our customers is important to their mission protecting vital national assets.”

The award follows the first production aircraft taking its initial flight in December 2023. With the first production aircraft currently undergoing additional testing and other aircraft in various stages of production, Boeing is on track to deliver the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) aircraft to the Air Force this summer.

The MH-139 is a multi-mission helicopter designed for patrol, search and rescue, and troop and cargo transport. Based on the proven Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and fitted with custom military equipment by Boeing, the MH-139 incorporates advanced state-of-the-art technology that allows operators to complete missions quickly, quietly, efficiently, and safely.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. The company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability, and community impact, while its diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality, and integrity.


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