Leonardo and Boeing Deliver the First Four MH-139A Helicopters to the USAF

Leonardo and Boeing Deliver the First Four MH-139A Helicopters to the USAF
Leonardo and Boeing Deliver the First Four MH-139A Helicopters to the USAF

The United States Air Force (USAF) has received the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters from Leonardo and Boeing as the service looks to replace its ageing fleet of UH-1N helicopters. The Grey Wolf, based on Leonardo's dual-purpose AW139 helicopter, is a multi-mission helicopter designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport US government officials and security forces.



 In September 2018, Boeing was awarded a $2.4 billion contract for 80 helicopters, training systems, and associated support equipment.

Leonardo manufactures the helicopter at its FAA-certified Part 21 facility in northeast Philadelphia, while Boeing is in charge of military equipment procurement and installation and aircraft post-delivery support.