No New Armed Scout Helicopter. OH- 5. 8D, Afghanistan. Jan 1. 4/1. 4: All Alternatives Scrapped.
The OH- 5. 8 fleet will be retired, without a successor. Instead of 1. 5 Combat Aviation Brigades, the Army is likely to drop to 1. US Army Aviation Center of Excellence commander Maj.
AAS-72X Armed Aerial Scout Helicopter EADS North America -- The Armed Aerial Scout program replaces the previous Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program. An Analysis of Alternatives is underway and a Request for Proposals is. Sikorsky S-97 Raider Concept Light / Attack Helicopter. With the advent of the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program.
Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program. Reconnaissance Program and most recently the Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, program. EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration for the Army's Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program.
Mangum finally discusses the Army’s 2. ARH Analysis of Alternatives, which recommended a mix of AH- 6. Es and UAVs to take on the Army’s scout helicopter role. So, why did the Army keep pushing for a new Armed Aerial Scout? Magnum says they didn’t have enough money to buy enough AH- 6.
A smaller Army doesn’t need as many. The current leadership has decided that 6. AH- 6. 4Es, who will be able to control the planned fleets of unarmed RQ- 7.
B Shadow and armed MQ- 1. C Gray Eagle UAVs from the air, will provide an “8.
The AH- 6. 4D to AH- 6. E upgrades will be funded by avoiding Kiowa modernization or replacement, and the Army also axed 1. OH- 5. 8D. Some rebalancing will need to move more UH- 6. National Guard, where they can offer useful capabilities during natural disasters etc., while shifting AH- 6.
Magnum adds that investment of all kinds is going to be slim: “I tell youngsters who are in the Basic Officer Leader Course that when some of you retire from the Army in 2. UH- 6. 0M and AH- 6.
E. That’s how far we’ve pushed these programs.”Especially with AH- 6. UH- 6. 0s costing a good deal more to fuel and maintain than Kiowas. The question is whether the sequester’s recent rollback will create pushback on Capitol Hill, if National Guard drawdowns affect local bases. If so, will that pushback be enough? The Army does seem determined to do this. Sources: US Army, “Army aviation flying smarter into fiscal squeeze” . Army Is About to Make a Huge Mistake”.
The Armed Aerial Scout program replaces the previous Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program. An Analysis of Alternatives is underway and a Request for Proposals is planned to be issued in 2014. MD Helicopters Enters Armed Scout Contest.
Armed Aerial Scout - Wikipedia. The Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) was the planned replacement for the OH- 5. Kiowa in United States Army service. History. An Analysis of Alternatives was conducted and a Request for Proposals was planned to be issued in 2. Army had until December 2.
Vice Chief of Staff. General. Lloyd Austin III requested more data from the voluntary flight demonstrations done on helicopter entries, as well as taking into account the pace of other technologies, such as unmanned capabilities and future sensors.
The five candidates included the OH- 5. F Block II, AH- 6i, AAS- 7. X/X+, MD 5. 40. F, and AW1. M (used for demonstration, with AW1.
AAS offered as candidate). The Sikorsky S- 9. Raider was offered, but no prototype was available for demonstration.
Army evaluations concluded that no current aircraft met requirements. In July 2. 01. 3, MD Helicopters was allowed to continue to promote its offering in the program. In 2. 01. 2, Army leaders had thought a new aircraft was the best option.
After sequestration in early 2. The Army then moved on with considerations for scrapping the entire OH- 5. Kiowa fleet and moving more AH- 6. E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the active Army for use in the scouting role. AAS requirements for a scout helicopter with increased speed, range, payload, and the ability to fly 6,0.
Army funds. Even if the competition isn't reopened, the Army will develop a new scout helicopter as part of the Future Vertical Lift program. Shephard Group Limited. Archived from the original on 1 November 2. Retrieved 2. 6 October 2. Army officials said to back new scout helicopter. Reuters. com, 3. 0 November 2.
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