|The Boeing MH-139 will replace the USAF’s UH-1N fleet, the Air Force announced Monday. The fleet protects ICBMs and transports US government and security forces. Boeing photo.|
The Air Force on Monday announced Boeing will build the replacement to the UH-1N Huey with a firm-fixed-price contract worth $2.38 billion. The program begins with Monday’s award of an initial $375 million for four helicopters and the integration of non-developmental items. It is the result of a long-delayed process, which included protests from Sikorsky and frustration from US Strategic Command and Air Force Global Strike Command. Read the full story by Brian Everstine.