EADS North America has
a high-profile presence at this year's Army Aviation Association of
America (AAAA) annual convention, highlighting the company's broad
range of solutions that intended to meet the requirements of
U.S. military and homeland security customers.
The AAAA meeting is being held through May 11 at Orlando,
Florida's Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center, and features a
large EADS North America exhibit stand (booth #324) with products
and services from its various business units. A static display of
EADS transport aircraft and helicopters also has been set up at the
nearby Kissimmee Airport.
"Our participation at the AAAA convention underscores how EADS
North America is committed to contributing to national defense and
homeland security, and to expanding our industrial presence and
investment in the U.S.," said EADS North America Chairman and CEO
Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. "From military airlifters and helicopters to
aerial targets and mission systems, EADS North America is dedicated
to providing the best value for the U.S. military services and
creating new job opportunities for American workers."
The Kissimmee Airport static display showcases the EADS CASA
C-295 and CN-235 military airlifters, which are being offered for
the U.S. Army's Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA) acquisition. The
displayed C-295 (shown below) and CN-235 are currently performing a
month-long U.S. tour to demonstrate their capabilities for the FCA
Both the C-295 and its shorter-fuselage CN-235 version are
produced by EADS CASA - the industry leader in the light and medium
military transport aircraft sector. They offer no-risk,
combat-proven solutions for the Army's FCA requirement with
aircraft that are in full-scale production for a growing
international customer base.
The C-295 and CN-235 (shown below) are joined at Kissimmee
Airport by the American Eurocopter EC-145 and EC-135 helicopters,
which are candidates for the Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
Mission. These multi-mission rotary-wing aircraft from EADS North
America's American Eurocopter business unit have the lowest
operating and support costs in their category, and are proven in
demanding missions worldwide.
EADS North America's exhibit stand at the AAAA convention center
location features displays of EADS aerial targets for threat
simulation and air defense training. This product line includes the
DO-DT 25 target drone for simulation of missile and unmanned aerial
vehicle (UAV) threats, as well as the DO-DT 35 high-speed target
system for advanced air defense training.
Among the mission systems displayed on the EADS North America
AAAA exhibit are the HELLAS obstacle avoidance and cable warning
system for helicopters, the MiSAR miniature all-weather synthetic
aperature radar for helicopters and tactical unmanned aerial
vehicles, and the Mini-FLITS (minimized front-line integrated test
system) from Racal Instruments, a Test and Services business unit
of EADS North America Defense.