Monday, April 2, 2012
EADS North America unveiled its Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ (AAS-72X+) at the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Nashville, Tenn., during a press conference. The armed derivative of the Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter will be built by the company's American Eurocopter business unit in Columbus, Miss. Three Armed Aerial Scout Technical Demonstrator Aircraft have already been developed, tested and flown by EADS. (Source: EADS North America, 04/02/12) EADS is one of several competitors for the program to replace the OH-58 Kiowa Warriors.