12:00 AM, December 4, 2009
EADS has been awarded $247 million contract by U.S. Army  for 45 UH-72A helicopters
EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded on Dec. 1, 2009, a $247,242,722 contract. This contract is for the funding of program year 2005 of the Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program for 45 light utility helicopters (UH-72A), 30 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) mission equipment packages, 30 MEDEVAC B-kits, 30 hoist B-kits, four very important personnel mission equipment packages, 11 engine inlet barrier filters, 34 environmental control units, and 45 airborne radio communication 231s. Work is to be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received.