The 400th UH-72A helicopter was officially delivered to the US Army on October 9. This delivery marked the conclusion of the contract which was entered into in 2006. Made in America at a facility in Columbus, Mississippi by Airbus Helicopters Inc., the US subsidiary of Airbus, the aircraft is used by the US Army and National Guard. These two organizations use the aircraft for crew training (it is also used in a training role for the US Naval Test Pilot School), surveillance and reconnaissance, medical evacuations and border security. Since its introduction, the UH-72A Lakota have flown more than 460,000 hours.
In December 2016, Airbus Helicopters Inc. signed a logistics support contract valued at nearly $1 billion. It will provide the support at Army and National Guard bases in 43 states, as well as in Germany, Puerto Rico, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, the Pacific, etc.