Mississippi facility earns $122M contract to build Army helicopters

Published 11:46 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A plant in Mississippi will be making $122.6 million worth of helicopters for the Army.

The contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas, was in a list of military contracts released Tuesday evening.

It said the 15 UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters will be made at the Airbus plant in Columbus, Mississippi, with an expected completion date of Aug. 31, 2022.

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The money is from Army aircraft procurement funds in the fiscal 2018 budget.