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MD Helicopters in Mesa scores $1.4 billion Army contract, plans to add 150 jobs


Mesa-based MD Helicopters is adding 150 jobs to the area after scoring a contract with the U.S. Army worth nearly $1.4 billion.

The contract is a victory for the company and its fiery CEO, Lynn Tilton, who is feuding in court with Mesa neighbor Boeing. She also battled the SEC and on Sept. 27 beat fraud charges the nation's investments regulator had brought against her.

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