EADS wins US Army helicopter contract


EADS North America, a unit of Europe’s EADS, has been awarded a $247.2 million US Army contract for 45 UH-72A light utility helicopters plus associated equipment, the Defense Department said.

EADS delivered the first such helicopter to the army three years ago, part of a program that could include up to 352 units with a potential value of more than $2 billion.