Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota

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Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
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Role Military light helicopter
National origin France & Germany
Manufacturer Eurocopter.
First flight 2006
Introduction 2007
Status Active
Primary user US Army
Unit cost
5.9 millions $.

The Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota is a Franco-German military helicopter design. It is built from the EC145 twin-turboshaft helicopter. It replaces the Bell UH-1 Iroquois in medical flights. The UH-72 can also replace Bell OH-58A & C in communication and observation duties. The helicopter is built in the United States by American Eurocopter, a branch of Eurocopter.

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 United States

In the US Navy this helicopter is used by US Naval Test Pilot School in support filghts.