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Agusta westland 169 AAS (armed aerial scout), United States of America


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Agusta westland 169 AAS (armed aerial scout), United States of America

  2. 2. • AW169 AAS (Armed Aerial Scout) is a twin-engined armed helicopter developed by AgustaWestland. • It is a military variant of the AW169 commercial helicopter.It can carry machine guns, missiles and rocket launchers to accomplish a range of combat missions. • The AW169 AAS was launched by AgustaWestland during the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Convention in April 2013.
  3. 3. • AgustaWestland developed the AW169 AAS as a contender for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) programme. • The AAS programme is intended to replace the army's ageing OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters with a new helicopter, incorporating modern technology to meet the current and future requirements of the army. • Other contenders for the AAS programme include Boeing AH-6, EADSAAS-72X+, Bell OH-58 Block II, Sikorsky S-97 Raider and MD 540F by MD Helicopters.
  4. 4. • AW169 AAS is designed to meet the Armed Aerial Scout programme requirements • The AW169 AAS features a reduced number of components accounting for its low maintenance cost and time. • Its airframe has been toughened to resist threats. The cockpit is made of night vision compatible glass and designed for a clear view of the surroundings.
  5. 5. • The cockpit of AW139 AAS can accommodate two pilots with two redundant control systems available for both the pilots. • The advanced glass cockpit is compatible with night vision goggles (NVG) to support good external visibility. • Three multipurpose displays with touch screen technology are provided in the cockpit.
  6. 6. • The AW169 AAS is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW210 turbo shaft engines. • 1,000shp class engine includes just five major rotating components for supporting easy maintenance. • Each engine delivers a maximum power output of 1,050shp at 6,000rpm to 6,409rpm. • The AW169 AAS can fly at a cruise speed greater than 259km/h. It has a maximum range of about 550km and an endurance of three hours.
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