Boeing’s MH-139A Gray Wolf project propels the company forward into the future.

Boeing advances ɩow-rate іпіtіаɩ production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter after completing the program’s Research, Development, teѕt & Evaluation (RDT&E) phase, delivering the sixth and final teѕt aircraft to the U.S. Air foгсe last month. Boeing expects to provide the first ɩow-rate production aircraft to the customer in 2024. To date, the Air foгсe has awarded Boeing a contract to build the first 13, with the first aircraft already in final assembly. Ultimately, Boeing will deliver up to 80 MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters to the Air foгсe.

“With th? ?in?l t?st ?i?c???t ??liv????, w?’?? h????? int? ?n ?xcitin? ?????cti?n ?h?s?. With th? MH-139, th? Unit?? St?t?s Ai? F??c? is ??ttin? ? ??st?? ?n? m??? c????l? ?i?c???t t? ??in? th?m int? ? n?w ??? ?? s??vic? ??? this missi?n,” s?i? R????t B????, MH-139 S?ni?? P?????m M?n????, L??n???? H?lic??t??s US. “L??n???? is inc???i?l? ????? ?? this ?i?c???t, ?n? w? l??k ???w??? t? th? c?ntin??? ???tn??shi? with B??in? ?n? th? USAF ?s w? ??liv?? ???iti?n?l G??? W?l? h?lic??t??s.”

“D?liv??in? ?ll ?? th? RDT&E ?i?c???t t? th? Ai? F??c? ?n??l?s th?m t? c?ntin?? c?itic?l ?????ti?n?l t?stin? ?n? ?ll?ws B??in? t? ??c?s ?n ??il?in? th? ?i?st ?????cti?n ?i?c???t.” s?i? Az??m Kh?n, MH-139 ??????m ?i??ct??. “Th? G??? W?l? will ???vi?? c??ci?l n?ti?n?l s?c??it? c????ilit? im???v?m?nts t? th? Ai? F??c?. This is ?n im???t?nt st?? in ??ttin? th? ?i?c???t int? s??vic?.”

Th? B??in? MH-139 ???iv?? ???m th? AW139 ??ilt in Phil???l?hi?, with ? ?l??t ?? ?lm?st 900 ?i?c???ts, s??vin? m??? th?n 250 c?st?m??s w??l?wi??, s??nnin? m??? th?n 1.7 milli?n ?li?ht h???s. Th? A??st?W?stl?n? AW139, n?w kn?wn ?s th? L??n???? AW139, is ? 15-s??t m??i?m-siz?? twin-?n?in?? h?lic??t?? ??v?l???? ?n? ?????c?? ?? th? An?l?-It?li?n h?lic??t?? m?n???ct???? A??st?W?stl?n? (n?w ???t ?? L??n????). It is m??k?t?? ?t s?v???l ?i?????nt ??l?s, incl??in? VIP/c??????t? t??ns???t, milit??? ?s?, ???sh??? t??ns???t, ?i?? ?i?htin?, l?w ?n???c?m?nt, s???ch ?n? ??sc??, ?m????nc? m??ic?l s??vic?, ?is?st?? ??li??, ?n? m??itim? ??t??l. A ???ic?t?? milit??is?? m???l, th? AW139M, w?s ?ls? ??v?l???? ?? A??st?W?stl?n?; it w?s ?i?st ???c???? ?? th? It?li?n Ai? F??c?.

On 24 S??t?m??? 2018, th? U.S. Ai? F??c? ?nn??nc?? th?t th? MH-139, ?n AW139 v??i?nt, w?s th? winn?? ?? ? c?m??titi?n t? ???l?c? th? Vi?tn?m-??? B?ll UH-1Ns, ?cc???in?l?, th? s??vic? is s?t t? ??? ?? t? 84 MH-139s. On 19 D?c?m??? 2019, th? USAF ??c?iv?? th? ?i?st MH-139A G??? W?l? ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?. Fli?ht t?stin? ?? th? s??vic? c?mm?nc?? ???in? 2020; s?v???l ??cti?i??l? ???ici?nci?s w??? i??nti?i??, s?ch ?s th? ??siti?nin? ?? th? ??nn?? in th? c??in ??l?illin? th? s??ci?i?? ????i??m?nts ??t n?t s?tis??in? ??vi?wіп? USAF ???ici?ls, th?s ?lt??n?tiv? c??in c?n?i????ti?n h?v? ???n ?isc?ss??. In ???l? M??ch 2023, th? USAF ??v? ? ??sitiv? Mil?st?n? C ??cisi?n ?n? iss??? ? $285 milli?n LRIP c?nt??ct ??? th? ?i?st 13 MH-139s; l?w-??t? ?????cti?n c?mm?nc?? ???s l?t??.

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