First, it was Northrop Grumman on KC-X. Then it was Sikorsky on light utility helicopter. Now, it's Lockheed Martin for the armed scout helicopter. There's no question about it: EADS North America is making quite a few friends on US soil.
EADS, Lockheed Martin team up for Army helicopter
EADS North America (NA) today announced signing Lockheed Martin as the weapons systems integrator for a newly-revealed Armed Scout 645 helicopter, a new contender for a major US Army contract.
The Armed Scout 645 would integrate a weapons and targeting system on the Eurocopter EC145 airframe already sold to the army as the UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter (LUH).
The army's two-decade-old search to replace the Bell Helicopter OH-58D Kiowa Warrior was re-opened last year. The army terminated a contract with
to supply 522 ARH-72 Arapahos after development costs tripled. Bell