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Smorgasbord of military technology offered at AUSA event

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.

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By CARLOS BONGIOANNI | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 16, 2019

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. 

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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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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.
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