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Senator Thad Cochran announces new contract for EADS in Columbus

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 20, 2014

EADS North America in Columbus gets $22.8M contract

EADS North America – formerly known as American Eurocopter – has landed a $22.8 million Army contract for additional Lakota helicopters.

The news comes from U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s office:

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the Army has awarded $22.8 million contract modification to EADS North America for the purchase additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters produced in Mississippi.

“I am proud of the manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise of our workers in Mississippi, whose efforts support Army missions both at home and broad,” Cochran said. “This contract modification can be seen as confirmation of those abilities.”

Work on the new aircraft will be performed at the EADS North America facility in Columbus, with an estimated March 2015 completion date.

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