AgustaWestland has unveiled its contender for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) as industry waits to find out whether plans to replace the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior will survive budget cuts. The Anglo-Italian company took the wraps off a full-scale mock-up of its AW169 AAS on April 11 at a subdued Army Aviation Association of America convention in Fort Worth. Based on the AW169 commercial helicopter, scheduled for certification at the end of 2014, the twin-engined aircraft is ...


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