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US Army defends AAS ‘voluntary demonstrations’

26th August 2013 - 10:14 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


Despite the US Army’s continuing failure to find direction for its Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) programme, the general in charge of aviation has defended the decision to carry out ‘voluntary demonstrations’ of candidate aircraft.

Maj Gen William T. Crosby, the US Army’s Program Executive Officer for Aviation, argued that in the army’s search for a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior fleet, the flight demonstrations of current production helicopters that could potentially fill the need was invaluable. 

‘As much as I’d like to say that I’m frustrated with it, we have to understand the environment that the

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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