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Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters

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Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters

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Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters
Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $178M contract to produce seven MH-139A aircraft and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract to 26. The award comes on the heels of 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. In September 2018, MH-139 was selected by the U.S. Air Force to replace its UH-1N fleet and named it “Grey Wolf”.

“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,” said Azeem Khan, MH-139 program director.

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U.S. Air Force MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters
U.S. Air Force MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopters. (Photo by Boeing)

Boeing’s MH-139A Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter – based on the proven commercial AW139 helicopter – designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport U.S. government officials and security forces. Produced in the United States, the MH-139A provides an off-the-shelf, readily available solution combining performance, operational flexibility and safety. Capitalizing on a global supply network with a fleet of more than 250 customers, 900 aircraft and two million flight hours, the Boeing MH-139A will deliver unrivaled affordability, supportability and reliability for substantial life cycle savings.

Boeing has the most advanced military rotorcraft in the world, renowned for leading-edge solutions that deliver proven capabilities. With 60 years of expertise and a global fleet over 2,500 strong — comprising the AH-6 Little Bird, AH-64 Apache, V-22 Osprey and H-47 Chinook aircraft, and in-development entrants, including the MH-139A Grey Wolf and DEFIANT X — Boeing advances missions ranging from precision attack and reconnaissance to medium and heavy lift operations. 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.

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