Thursday, March 1, 2012
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- EADS North America delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus. It's the first production aircraft to be delivered with the new Security and Support Battalion Mission Equipment Package. The plant in Columbus, in addition to building Lakotas, is also where the initial S&S Battalion Lakotas were retrofitted. The Lakotas equipped with the S&S Battalion MEP will be operated by Army National Guard units across the country. (Source: EADS North America, 03/01/12) Gulf Coast note: EADS also has operations in Mobile, Ala.