MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters

Boeing will supply seven more MH-139A helicopters to the US Air Force

New US$178 million contract brings total number of aircraft ordered to 26, which will be used to defend against intercontinental ballistic missiles

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a new contract to supply seven MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters. The aircraft will have a total cost of US$178 million, including training and maintenance support.

In total, the USAF has ordered 26 MH-139A, the first ordered in 2018 and four of which were delivered in August 2022.

The Grey Wolf will replace the Bell UH-1N in missions to protect against intercontinental ballistic missiles and to transport government officials.

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“Building the Grey Wolf fleet and paving the way towards full rate production is a critical step in supporting the Air Force’s modernization priorities,” said Azeem Khan, MH-139 program director.

Boeing/Leonardo MH-139A


Delivering on these commitments and getting more capability into the hands of our customers is important to their mission protecting vital national assets.”

First production aircraft

In December the first production MH-139A made its maiden flight and is now undergoing additional testing before its first delivery to the Air Force over the summer.

A multi-mission helicopter, the MH-139 is based on the civil model Leonardo AW139, having received military equipment and modern technologies implemented by Boeing.


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