Boeing | The MH-139A Gray Wolf enters production for the US Air Force
Andreas Pogiatzi
Published on 22/11/2023 at 14:30

Boeing continues production of the MH-139A Gray Wolf after completing the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) phase of the program, delivering the sixth and final test aircraft to the US Air Force last month.

“The delivery of all RDT&E aircraft to the Air Force enables critical operational testing to continue and allows Boeing to focus on building the first production helicopter,” said Azeem Khan, MH-139 program manager. “Grey Wolf will bring an upgrade to the Air Force’s national security capabilities.”

Boeing expects to deliver the first helicopter in 2024. To date, the US Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract to build the first 13, with the first helicopter already in final assembly. In total, Boeing will provide up to 80 MH-139A Gray Wolf helicopters to the Air Force.

“With the final test helicopter delivered, we are heading into an exciting production phase. With the MH-139, the United States Air Force is getting a faster and more capable aircraft,” said Robert Beyer, Senior Program Manager MH-139, US Leonardo Helicopters. “Leonardo is incredibly proud of this aircraft and we look forward to continued collaboration with Boeing and the US Air Force as we deliver additional Gray Wolf helicopters.”

The MH-139A aircraft will replace the UH-1N Huey and are tasked with protecting US intercontinental ballistic missiles and transporting VIPs and security personnel.

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