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Konrad Kreis, 9, from Pensacola, Fla., looks through the eyepiece of a smart helmet as he sits in the cockpit of a Bell V-280 Valor tilt rotor aircraft on display at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Konrad Kreis, 9, from Pensacola, Fla., looks through the eyepiece of a smart helmet as he sits in the cockpit of a Bell V-280 Valor tilt rotor aircraft on display at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Russ Monk, director of operations for High Impact Technology, holds a portion of a display piece at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Battle Jacket, an elastic protective coating applied to the outer casings of fuel tanks, allows munitions to pass through than quickly closes to prevent fuel to leak or ignite. Holes where the rounds pass can be seen on the metal inside, but are not detected on the outside. Monk said the biggest highlight of such exhibits is hearing from servicemembers who tell him that this technology saved their lives in combat zones.

Russ Monk, director of operations for High Impact Technology, holds a portion of a display piece at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Battle Jacket, an elastic protective coating applied to the outer casings of fuel tanks, allows munitions to pass through than quickly closes to prevent fuel to leak or ignite. Holes where the rounds pass can be seen on the metal inside, but are not detected on the outside. Monk said the biggest highlight of such exhibits is hearing from servicemembers who tell him that this technology saved their lives in combat zones. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

An H-6 Little Bird helicopter with a sophisticated digital weapon stores management system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

An H-6 Little Bird helicopter with a sophisticated digital weapon stores management system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Unmanned aerial loitering munition systems produced by UVision are displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Unmanned aerial loitering munition systems produced by UVision are displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A woman has her picture taken while sitting in the cockpit of a prototype compound helicopter at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The aircraft designed by AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Harris Technologies features dual coaxial rotors on top and two propellers in the rear.

A woman has her picture taken while sitting in the cockpit of a prototype compound helicopter at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The aircraft designed by AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Harris Technologies features dual coaxial rotors on top and two propellers in the rear. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Participants sitting inside a cockpit simulator try to safely land a prototype compound helicopter during the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The simulated landing involved an aircraft designed by AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Harris Technologies that features dual coaxial rotors on top for vertical liftoffs and landings and two propellers in the rear for forward thrust.

Participants sitting inside a cockpit simulator try to safely land a prototype compound helicopter during the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The simulated landing involved an aircraft designed by AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Harris Technologies that features dual coaxial rotors on top for vertical liftoffs and landings and two propellers in the rear for forward thrust. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A static display shows a model of the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2019. The compound helicopter has two coaxial rotors on top for vertical liftoffs and landings as well as a propeller in the rear for forward thrust. The Army announced in the last week of March 2020 that Bell of Fort Worth and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. of Connecticut have been selected to move forward with attack reconnaissance aircraft prototypes under the vertical lift program.

A static display shows a model of the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2019. The compound helicopter has two coaxial rotors on top for vertical liftoffs and landings as well as a propeller in the rear for forward thrust. The Army announced in the last week of March 2020 that Bell of Fort Worth and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. of Connecticut have been selected to move forward with attack reconnaissance aircraft prototypes under the vertical lift program. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A small crowd of men gather at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to watch a participant in a cockpit simulator try to safely land a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter.

A small crowd of men gather at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to watch a participant in a cockpit simulator try to safely land a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A small crowd of men gather at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to watch a participant in a cockpit simulator try to safely land a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter.

A small crowd of men gather at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to watch a participant in a cockpit simulator try to safely land a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A General Dynamics Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle (IM-SHORAD) is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A General Dynamics Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle (IM-SHORAD) is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A General Dynamics Stryker A1 Medium Caliber Weapon Systems vehicle is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A General Dynamics Stryker A1 Medium Caliber Weapon Systems vehicle is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A Honeywell T55 turboshaft engine on display at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A Honeywell T55 turboshaft engine on display at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 "hit-to-kill" air defense missile, top, and a Thermal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missile are displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 "hit-to-kill" air defense missile, top, and a Thermal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missile are displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A Lockheed Martin Q-53 mobile target acquisition radar system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A Lockheed Martin Q-53 mobile target acquisition radar system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

AM General's Brutus 155mm self-propelled mobile gun takes up a portion of the exhibition hall at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

AM General's Brutus 155mm self-propelled mobile gun takes up a portion of the exhibition hall at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

An HMMWV Hawkeye mobile weapons system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

An HMMWV Hawkeye mobile weapons system is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

An assortment of ground vehicles draw crowds in a portion of an exhibition hall during the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

An assortment of ground vehicles draw crowds in a portion of an exhibition hall during the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A static display of the proposed Bell 360 Invictus helicopter draws crowds at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The relatively small and sleek frame was designed to fit the Army's bid for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

A static display of the proposed Bell 360 Invictus helicopter draws crowds at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The relatively small and sleek frame was designed to fit the Army's bid for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A steady flow of visitors look over the Bell V-280 Valor tilt rotor aircraft on display at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A steady flow of visitors look over the Bell V-280 Valor tilt rotor aircraft on display at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A Navistar Defense MaxxPro armored vehicle is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A Navistar Defense MaxxPro armored vehicle is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A Grenade Machine Gun stands among other small-arms weapons displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The automatic grenade launcher developed by Heckler & Koch has a cycle rate of 300 rounds per minute.

A Grenade Machine Gun stands among other small-arms weapons displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The automatic grenade launcher developed by Heckler & Koch has a cycle rate of 300 rounds per minute. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

An Elbit Systems tracked armored fighting vehicle, developed as a future combat vehicle that features autonomous capabilities and artificial intelligence, is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

An Elbit Systems tracked armored fighting vehicle, developed as a future combat vehicle that features autonomous capabilities and artificial intelligence, is displayed at the annual AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

A video of a Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft in flight plays on the big screen above a static display of the aircraft which drew a steady stream of visitors at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

A video of a Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft in flight plays on the big screen above a static display of the aircraft which drew a steady stream of visitors at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

An illustrated video of an urban landscape through which a Bell 360 Invictus attack helicoper would be capable of flying plays on a screen above a static display of the proposed aircraft at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The relatively small and sleek frame was designed to fit the Army's bid for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

An illustrated video of an urban landscape through which a Bell 360 Invictus attack helicoper would be capable of flying plays on a screen above a static display of the proposed aircraft at the 2019 AUSA convention in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The relatively small and sleek frame was designed to fit the Army's bid for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — The Association of the U.S. Army wrapped up its annual meeting in the nation's capital on Wednesday, and in the process satisfied the appetite of many hungry for the latest in military gadgets and technology.

From mobile howitzers and armored vehicles to drones and massive tilt-rotor aircraft, there was plenty to see.

More than 700 exhibitors took part in the three-day event that allowed vendors and defense contractors to showcase their newest and coolest military technologies.

More than 30,000 attendees representing more than 80 countries were expected to view the spectacle, which also offered more than 130 events including luncheons, discussions and entertainment venues.

A few of the displays in the main exhibition hall are seen in the photo gallery.

bongioanni.carlos@stripes.com

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