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AUSA 2011: Flight demonstration plan bad news for Sikorsky

11th October 2011 - 15:30 GMT | by Tony Skinner

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The US Army plans to hold flight demonstrations of the aircraft bidding for its Armed Aerial Scout programme in 2012, in a decision that is likely to exclude at least one of the companies currently chasing the project.

Speaking to reporters at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC on 10 October, Maj Gen Tim Crosby, PEO Aviation, said budget constraints had forced the service to ‘take an appetite suppressant’ in seeking a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

While noting that the plan still needed approval at the higher level, Crosby said his intention was to carry out the demonstration

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