The Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) is the planned replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa in U.S. Army service. AAS replaces the previous Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program. An Analysis of Alternatives is underway and a Request for Proposals will be issued in 2014.
Interim replacement options were scheduled to test fly in spring 2012. Contenders were:
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
As of June 2012, the contenders include:
Sikorsky advertisement circa April 2013.