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The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first Light Utility Helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package. The new mission equipment package, or MEP, aboard the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter includes an electro-optical/infrared sensor, enhanced cockpit screens, high power illumination system, analog-digital data downlink capability and GPS-enhanced moving map displays. [...]
WASHINGTON: As part of upgrading the Army’s air fleet, 140 of 345 planned UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters have been delivered and are currently being broken-in throughout the force. Aiding homeland security, search and rescue missions, medical evacuations, and security and support, Lakotas are smaller, more affordable and more technologically advanced than older counterparts such [...]
FORT POLK: Five Fort Polk Soldiers made history April 8, when they became the first on post to jump from a Lakota Light Utility Aircraft. The Lakota LUH 72A is a commercial, off-the-shelf aircraft that is replacing the Army’s aging OH-58 and UH-1 helicopters, said Maj. Kevin McHugh, executive officer for the 5th Aviation Battalion [...]