The US Army's newest light utility helicopter has made it to the Yakima Training Center. It's been there the last couple months, but being the new father of a toddler, it takes me longer to catch up on changes. It is here to replace the base's aging UH-1s. The UH-72A Lakota is produced here in the US by Eurocopter (EADS North America).
I saw this one fly over last week and wrongly assumed it to be a modified OH-58, but a little research and an article in Combat Aircraft led me to this site.
So, lets welcome the new addition to the inventory.
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