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Armed Scout Helicopter points to unmanned vehicle expansion

5th May 2009 - 10:05 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Nashville, TN


The Armed Scout Helicopter (ASH) program concept is emerging in the wake of last fall’s termination of the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) contract.

Although the U.S. Army has yet to conduct a formal Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) or identify a full range of requirements for a potential ASH program, several early industry activities point to a likely expansion of unmanned capabilities in this arena.

Some of the related industry activities were unveiled and highlighted at this week’s Army Aviation Association of America (“Quad-A”) annual meeting, in Nashville, Tennessee.

EADS North America and Lockheed Martin offer one representative example.

The two

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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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