Lakota helicopters delivered to Utah Army National Guard

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WEST JORDAN, Utah --Two Lakota helicopters were delivered to the Utah Army National Guard, Monday.

The aircraft can carry 11 passengers, which includes the crew of three people. The UH-72 helicopters were manufactured for $8.2 million.

National Guard members said they are an ideal aircraft that can help in many different situations.

It will bring a lot of good assets to the state such as search and rescue, hoist operations and working with counter drug law enforcement, said Kerry Stauffer with the National Guard.

The helicopters will be used by the state and nationally. One of the aircraft has a scheduled mission to assist in border control by providing aerial real-time picture of the border.