||Military budget could include more new helicopters
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — The latest military budget proposal could lead to more work for one Golden Triangle manufacturing company.
Defense News reports the 2015 U. S. Army budget includes a request for $416 million to purchase 55 new UH-72 Lakota helicopters.
The report says the Army would also request funds to purchase 45 additional aircraft in the 2015 budget.
The helicopters are built at the Airbus Helicopter manufacturing plant in Columbus.
The Lakota is seen as the replacement for the TH-67 helicopter currently used for training at Fort Rucker in Alabama.
Airbus Helicopter, formerly known as American Eurocopter, has built nearly 300 Lakota helicopters for the military.