A US Army EADS Eurocopter North America UH-72A Lakota (06-72001) from the USAAAD (Fort Irwin, California) blazes over the desert. The UH-72A Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145. The UH-72 is designed to take on a range of missions, from general support and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to personnel recovery and counter-narcotics operations. The helicopter was selected as the winner of the United States Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program on 30 June 2006.
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