Malmstrom AFB will get new Huey helicopters

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 13:02:51-04

GREAT FALLS – The US Air Force has announced the UH-1N Huey will be replaced at several locations including at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

The replacement of the 46-year-old fleet will feature significant improvements in speed, range, endurance, payload capacity and survivability.  

The aircraft will help support nuclear deterrence operations, the continuation of government operations, survival school support and training. 

There are currently Huey’s located at several locations including in Great Falls.

Each stateside active duty Huey location will receive replacement aircraft pending the outcome of the environmental analysis. 

A contract award for the new aircraft is anticipated later this year with deliveries planned for 2020 through 2032.