The Armed Aerial Scout 72X will be produced by a world-class industry team that brings together the design, development, manufacturing and sustainment strengths of EADS North America, Lockheed Martin and American Eurocopter.
- EADS North America has proven its capabilities as a supplier of choice for the U.S. Army, providing UH-72A Light Utility Helicopters in one of the most rapid aircraft introductions in the military service’s history.
- American Eurocopter will build the AAS-72X at the same Columbus, Mississippi facility that currently assembles the UH-72A Lakota—ensuring a U.S.-produced solution that is proven and mature.
- As the AAS-72X Mission Equipment Package supplier and integrator, Lockheed Martin brings to the team more than 25 years of unmatched expertise in Army Aviation mission equipment components and subsystems integration, as well as worldwide sustainment on programs such as Apache M-TADS/PNVS, LONGBOW FCR, VUIT and HELLFIRE.
EADS North America’s AAS-72X provides powerful twin-engine performance and survivability developed from a family of multi-role helicopters that is deployed world wide across the full spectrum of operations, to include armed reconnaissance, MEDEVAC, law enforcement and other utility missions.
The AAS-72X’s modern design and modular weapons systems architecture ensures maintainability and maximum operational reliability—resulting in high operational readiness rates to meet changing Army mission requirements over time.
The Armed Aerial Scout’s small footprint allows for transportation by C-17 aircraft with minimum reconfiguration upon arrival in the operating area. The helicopter’s large, unobstructed main cabin is easily reconfigurable for maximum flexibility.
Provide a best-value rotary-wing aircraft that meets the U.S. Army’s armed aerial scout helicopter requirements with the ability to fulfill evolving mission scenarios in current and future conflicts.
The Armed Aerial Scout 72X is an advanced derivative of EADS North America’s highly successful UH-72A Lakota. The Lakota is currently in full production and is being rapidly fielded as the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter.
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