Airbus lands $45.9 million contract to build helicopters for border

Airbus in Columbus has been awarded a $45.9 million contract to produce seven Light Enforcement Helicopters.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 2:28 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Airbus in Columbus has been awarded a $45.9 million contract to produce seven Light Enforcement Helicopters. 

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith says the aircraft will be produced for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

The helicopters, funded through Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations, will replace existing aircraft that have been removed from service. 

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