European defense contractor EADS said Monday that its North American division won a $67 million contract from the U.S. Army to supply equipment for helicopters flown by the Army National Guard units.
It's the first phase of a contract with a total value estimated at $152 million, the company said.
The equipment provided by EADS is designed to expand the use of the light-duty helicopters in reconnaissance, border protection and other operations for homeland defense and security.
Deliveries of outfitted UH-72A helicopters are scheduled to begin in 2011. The first phase covers 36 equipment packages. EADS said the Army was expected to eventually outfit 99 helicopters.