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Re: "Boeing MH-139" to replace UH-1N ...

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:37 am
by strfyr51
MHG wrote:
rlwynn wrote:
It is not a joke. Boeing put the deal together with an already American made helicopter and they are branding it a Boeing. It just the same as with a myriad of other military products

Just to remind you Leonardo is an Italian company and in this particular case they´re manufactured in Philadelphia.
I understand it´s the same approach as Airbus having a production line in the US now ...

But it´s still more a European "brain child" adapted to US needs.
I´m fine with that and I know it happens in many other fields too but I´m still scratching my head why societies in general fool themself by somehow pretending it´s "home made" ...

could it be that it was built for US use by Boeing Vertol?

Re: Boeing MH-139 News and Discussion Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:49 pm
by trex8
Built is in the eye of the beholder. Final assembly of a US customized version can still be considered "built in USA". Better still if all, most components, came from US suppliers but with such a small production run thats not likely.
Anyone know how much of the UH72 is actually manufactured in the US?

Re: Boeing MH-139 News and Discussion Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:34 pm
by Ozair
trex8 wrote:
Anyone know how much of the UH72 is actually manufactured in the US?

Had to be at least 50% content to meet the US DoD acquisition rules but it wouldn't be hard to source enough US content to meet the requirements.