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Farnborough 2012: AgustaWestland pushes AW169 for scout requirement

11th July 2012 - 18:20 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Farnborough


After demonstrating the capabilities of its common set of new helicopters to the US Army, AgustaWestland is confident the AW169 will meet the cost and performance parameters for Armed Aerial Scout (AAS).

However, rival Eurocopter is making a similar pitch for its EC145, which it says can be fielded for a similar cost as an upgrade to the current Kiowa Warrior fleet.

AgustaWestland was the first company to hold flying demonstrations for the army as part of the AAS evaluation, with a series of six flights of the AW139M at its Philadelphia facility the last week of June.

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