Based on the UH-72A Lakota was the American Eurocopter/Lockheed-Martin proposal for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition. Main contender was the Sikorsky S-97 Raider. The AAS was terminated with the Army going for AH-64E Apaches to replace the Kiowa
Air Cav tests replacement for Kiowa, 16-Oct-12 : FORT HOOD, Texas by Sgt William Begley, 11th Public Affairs Detachment - Lt. Col. Karsten Haake and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Troy Wyatt talk with industry professionals before a test flight of the civilian version of the Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ at Robert Gray Army Airfield Friday. The aircraft is just one potential replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter.
|AAS-72X+ demo flights, 26-Sep-12 : HERNDON, Va. - EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program, flying two aircraft at a high-altitude test site for a series of demonstrations that will showcase the superior performance of the company’s AAS-72X+ offering.|
AAS-72X+ Unveiled, 03-Apr-12 : American Eurocopter unveiled its Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ (AAS-72X+) at the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Nashville
AAS-72X arrives at AUSA Convention, 10-Oct-11 : WASHINGTON, In anticipation of a competitive flight demonstration, EADS North America’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is on display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention this week in Washington, DC.
|AAS-72X first flight, 08-Dec-10 : ARLINGTON, Va. and GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, EADS North America today announced that it has flown the second of three company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA).|
List of Operators of Eurocopter AAS-72X
|From||Organisation with model AAS-72X|
|9377||2010|| N940AE : ec145 American Eurocopter, PA from Aug10; conv to AAS-72X pr+ |
N72XA : Airbus Helicopters from Feb14, AAS-72X prototype; 27apr+
N488LF : Airbus Helicopters from Sep17
N488LF : Geisinger Life Flight; St. Lukes Hospital partnership, +
Geisinger Life Flight from 08jun18; pictured (pic3) o+