Malmstrom AFB receiving new helicopter

(US Rep Matt Rosendale) – Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale recently announced that Mlamstrom Air Force Base will be receiving a new helicopter.

To replace a current UH-1N Huey helicopter from the Vietnam Era, Malmstrom is slated to receive an upgraded MH-139A ‘Grey Wolf’ helicopter in the coming months.

The Grey Wolf is a multi mission aircraft intended to carry security personnel and government leaders, while protecting intercontinental ballistic missiles. The new helicopter has a 50% increase in cruising speed and range, a 30% larger cabin, and is able to hold 5000 pounds more than its predecessor.

Features include state of the art avionics, such as full autopilot, flight deck capabilities. It costs less to operate and support, and has greater flexibility and safety.

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