Boeing, Leonardo to compete in UH-1N replacement competition with MH-139

Boeing has joined hands with Leonardo to offer the MH-139 helicopter for the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N replacement program.

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Based on Leonardo Helicopters AW139, Boeing says the MH-139 will be built in Philadelphia.

The U.S. Air Force employs the UH-1N to guard its intercontinental ballistic missile field sites and transports U.S. government and security forces. The service has a requirement to buy up to 84 replacement helicopters.

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