Start-up company AVX Aircraft is proposing to upgrade the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior with coaxial rotors and ducted fans to meet the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) requirement. Hoping to persuade the Army to fund a demonstrator, the company is making its debut and unveiling its concept at this week’s Army Aviation Association of America convention in its hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 2005, AVX is made up mainly of former Bell Helicopter engineers and managers. ...

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