USAF Wants New Military Helicopters to Replace 62 Bell UH-1Ns



IDGA Editor
01/18/2010

The US Air Force wants to start replacing 62 Vietnam-era Bell UH-1Ns with up to 93 new military helicopters after 2015. A "sources sought" notice issued on the 17th December 2009 for the potential multi-billion dollar common vertical lift support programme (CVLSP) reveals both the quantity and the USAF’s desired attributes for the new fleet. The service wants to replace its UH-1Ns with a type that can lift 1,450kg (3,200lb), including four crew members, nine passengers and mission equipm...
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