AUSA Post-Show Wrap-Up: Andrew Drwiega Reports

By Staff Writer | November 11, 2014

The annual exposition and convention of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) was staged in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 13-15, 2014, and demonstrated a more upbeat feel than last year’s sequestration blighted event. International Bureau Chief Andrew Drwiega provided photos and comments from the event.

Sikorsky recently rolled out its S-97 Raider at a ceremony at West Palm Beach, Fla. The S-97 was designed to replace the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) and is part of the ongoing drive to develop X2 technology. Photos by Andrew Drwiega

Bell Helicopter is exhibiting its full scale mock-up of the V-280 Valor advanced tiltrotor at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) between October 13-15, Washington, D.C.


Kaman is positively discussing the potential reopening of its K-MAX production line with customers. The first production run of 38 of the heavy lifting helicopters has left customers expressing a need for logging, firefighting and general utility use, as well as from the military. An unmanned version was in service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan for over two years and the potential for unmanned applications in military and civil sectors is being led by integrator Lockheed Martin.


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