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MH-139 Grey Wolf
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:03:17 AM »
https://www.boeing.com/defense/mh-139a/index.page

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.


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Re: MH-139 Grey Wolf
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 07:53:27 AM »
Boeing MH-139 to Replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-09-24-Boeing-MH-139-to-Replace-U-S-Air-Force-UH-1N-Huey-Fleet

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 24, 2018 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

The program awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment.

“We’re grateful for the Air Force’s confidence in our MH-139 team,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “The MH-139 exceeds mission requirements, it’s also ideal for VIP transport, and it offers the Air Force up to $1 billion in acquisition and lifecycle cost savings.”

The MH-139 derives from the Leonardo AW139, which is used by more than 270 governments, militaries and companies worldwide. Leonardo will assemble the helicopters at its northeast Philadelphia plant, with Boeing integrating military-specific components at its facility south of that city.

The contract also includes operations, maintenance, training systems and support equipment for the MH-139 aircraft.

“We’re proud to provide the U.S. Air Force with solutions across the entire services ecosystem,” said Ed Dolanski, president of U.S. Government Services, Boeing Global Services. “With the AW139 platform’s more than 2 million flight hours and established supply chain, we look forward to applying our expertise to drive cost savings while supporting mission readiness.”

For more information on Defense, Space & Security and Global Services, visit www.boeing.com. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense and @BoeingSpace.
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Re: MH-139 Grey Wolf
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 03:34:49 AM »
Huey Replacement Helo Named MH-139A ‘Grey Wolf’
Dec. 19, 2019 | By Brian W. Everstine

https://www.airforcemag.com/huey-replacement-named-mh-139a-grey-wolf/

Air Force Global Strike Command’s new helicopter officially has a name—the MH-139A Grey Wolf.

The command unveiled the designation during a Dec. 19 ceremony at Duke Field, Fla. This is Global Strike’s first aircraft acquisition, since its bombers were purchased before the organization stood up in 2009. Boeing offered the helicopter in a competition where a Sikorsky Black Hawk variant was seen as the one to beat.

The Grey Wolf is the Air Force’s replacement for the venerable UH-1N Huey, and will patrol nuclear missile fields and fly VIP transport missions. MH-139As are a variant of the civilian AW139, originally built by AgustaWestland, a Leonardo subsidiary. The helos have an externally mounted M240 machine gun, and offer faster speeds and greater ranges than the Vietnam War-era Huey.

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The service expects to spread the aircraft across Malmstrom AFB, Mont., F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., and Minot AFB, N.D., which will each receive 11 for the nuclear security mission. Additional aircraft will head to JB Andrews, Md., and Yokota AB, Japan, for VIP transport. Some helicopters will also go to Fairchild AFB, Wash., for survival, evasion, resistance, and escape training. The helicopter’s schoolhouse is based at Kirtland AFB, N.M.

The naming ceremony came one day after Global Strike officially stood up a test detachment for the helicopter.

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The Air Force plans to buy up to 84 of the aircraft at a cost of $2.4 billion.