Picture of the MH-139 A Grey Wolf in flight.

MH-139A Grey Wolf

The Boeing MH-139A is a modern, capable, affordable helicopter ready to serve the U.S. Air Force.

Ready to Serve

Boeing’s MH-139A Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter – based on the proven commercial AW139 helicopter – designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport U.S. government officials and security forces. Produced in the United States, the MH-139A provides an off-the-shelf, readily available solution combining performance, operational flexibility and safety.

Capitalizing on a global supply network with a fleet of more than 250 customers, 900 aircraft and two million flight hours, the Boeing MH-139A will deliver unrivaled affordability, supportability and reliability for substantial life cycle savings.

The Future of Missile Security & Airlift Missions

With unmatched systems integration, a state-of-the-art avionics system, and advanced flight deck functionality, the modern MH-139A provides unrivaled operational flexibility and  performance that will serve the U.S. Air Force for decades to come. Key benefits of the aircraft include:

  • Cruises 50% faster, flies 50% farther, has a 30% larger cabin, and can lift 5,000 more pounds than the legacy platform, while introducing full autopilot capability to reduce pilot workload
  • State-of-the-art avionics system with advanced flight deck functionality and improved situational awareness resulting in reduced crew workload
  • Right-sized aircraft for maximum operational efficiency and lower operating & support costs
  • An off-the-shelf, readily available solution that leverages repurposed technologies from proven Boeing Rotorcraft programs to guarantee performance, flexibility & safety

The Sustainable, Affordable Solution

MH-139A's lower operating costs, increased reliability & improved maintainability translate into more than $1B in savings for the Air Force across the aircraft’s life cycle. Boeing’s MH-139A meets or exceeds all U.S. Air Force requirements at the most affordable price by reducing the cost and manpower required to operate and maintain the aircraft.

Designed for maintainability utilizing advantages of condition-based maintenance, MH-139A delivers higher availability, better maintainability and assured mission reliability. This is accomplished through:

  • World class military and commercial systems integration capabilities
  • An integrated training system based on existing AW139 operational flight trainers
  • Automated sustainment tools to allow seamless USG interfaces
  • Worldwide Commercial / DoD support system & parts procurement
  • A unique design that enables maintainers to accomplish all aircraft maintenance at the operational level
  • Low 1.34 to 1 commercial maintenance man-hours per flight hour
  • Installed base of more than 1,000 aircraft for guaranteed long-term support


Feature Stories

The MH-139 Grey Wolf.

Grey Wolf will soon prowl for threats to Minuteman missiles

September 19, 2022 in Defense

The Boeing systems are designed to safeguard and provide strategic deterrence capabilities for the U.S.

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MH-139 flying

Boeing delivers 4 MH-139 test helicopters to US Air Force

August 29, 2022 in Defense

The Federal Aviation Administration certifies the Grey Wolf to begin military utility testing.

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The Nature of the Beast: MH-139A gets its name

The Nature of the Beast: MH-139A gets its name

December 19, 2019 in Defense

U.S. Air Force officially unveils new security operations and VIP transport helicopter.

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MH-139: Chosen to Serve

MH-139: Chosen to Serve

September 24, 2018 in Defense

Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

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Capable, Affordable, Ready to Serve

Capable, Affordable, Ready to Serve

September 14, 2017 in Defense

Boeing submitted its proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet.

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