NASHVILLE, Tenn. — EADS North America is bidding to dominate any potential competition for a U.S. Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) helicopter by offering not one, but two versions of its AAS-72X. In addition to the baseline aircraft built on the Army’s UH-72A light utility helicopter, a version of the commercial Eurocopter EC145, the company has unveiled a higher-performance AAS-72X+ based on the improved EC145T2 now in development. A full-scale mockup of the AAS-728+ was unveiled April ...


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