The U.S. Army is evaluating AgustaWestland’s AW139 medium twin-turbine helicopter as the company prepares to propose the smaller AW169 for the service’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) requirement. AgustaWestland North America is the first of five companies expected to provide available helicopters for evaluation in voluntary flight demonstrations as part of the Army’s AAS acquisition strategy. Bell’s OH-58D Block 2, Boeing’s AH-6i, EADS North America’s AAS-72X and MD Helicopters’ MD 540F ...
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