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In service at bases and facilities across the nation, Airbus Groupís UH-72A Lakota fulfills each of the U.S. Army's mission requirements. The aircraft is derived from Airbus Helicoptersí EC145 rotorcraft, and features the latest technology to deliver superior performance, outstanding operational reliability, excellent maintainability and safety.

The large cockpit and cabin windows on the UH-72A Lakota helicopter provide excellent visibility through all quadrants.

Twin-engine power is delivered through a proven hingeless rotor system to advanced composite rotor blades.

High-set main and tail rotors enable rapid and safe loading of the UH-72A through the rear clamshell doors.

Accessibility through the UH-72A's rear clamshell doors facilitates its handling of cargo. Useful load capacity of the helicopter is 3,953 lbs.

Safety and survivability is ensured with the UH-72A's redundant hydraulic, electrical and engine control systems.

The UH-72A Lakota is a version of the highly successful EC145 twin-engine helicopter, which is in daily use with operators that include paramilitary and security agencies, emergency medical service providers and corporations worldwide.

The IFR-certified UH-72A incorporates an advanced glass cockpit with a VEMD (Vehicle and Engine Management Display) that reduces crew workload. The cockpit is night vision goggle (NVG) compatible.