The UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine light utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters. The Lakota was first introduced in 2006. The first Lakota was accepted in a ceremony by General Richard A. Cody, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Joe Red Cloud, chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Lakota nation. The first use for the Lakota was in California where it assisted in the training of medical evacuations. The Lakota continues today to be primarily used for training.