Sept 14, 2017: The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the US Air Force’s ageing Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses.
The company submitted its bid for the US Air Force to purchase up to 84 MH-139s to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain domestic military transport needs. A contract award is expected next year. The UH-1N Huey fleet entered service in the 1970s.
The MH-139 is based on the AW139 that’s in service with more than 250 government, military, and commercial operators globally.
Boeing military rotorcraft expertise, combined with the non-developmental, multi-mission helicopter, will offer brilliant value and capability to the Air Force and taxpayers.