As EADS North America unveils a new concept for the U.S. Army's still-unmet Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) requirement, executives are expressing annoyance over what they say is a slow and unclear management of efforts to replace the aging Kiowa Warrior fleet. The new concept aircraft, dubbed the AAS-72X+, is a variant of the Army's UH-72A Lakota utility helicopter (based on the civil EC-145T2) with a fenestron anti-torque system mated to the existing fuselage. The company plans to display a ...

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