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Apache being directed to land on landing pad

APACHE LONGBOW

The AH-64D Apache is the Army's primary assault helicopter. It has four blades, two-engines, a tandem cockpit, and a weapon system that can carry a devastating payload of Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The Apache also has a M230 chain gun for close unit support.

Blackhawk helicopter in formation

BLACK HAWK

The UH-60 Black Hawk is the Army's all-purpose assault and transport helicopter. It has the power and maneuverability for air assault, troop transport, aero-medical missions and light lifting. It can also be configured for electronic warfare and Special Operations missions.

Kiowa warrior helicopter

KIOWA WARRIOR

It's small, fast and maneuverable with large windows, making the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior perfect for both scouting and light combat missions. Its thermal imaging and laser range-finding equipment handles aerial reconnaissance with ease. The Kiowa is also equipped with Stinger missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun.

Soldiers attaching a Humvee to a Chinook helicopter

CHINOOK

When the Army needs to move large numbers of Soldiers, ammunition or supplies, the CH-47D is its workhorse. This twin-turbine, tandem rotor helicopter is built for heavy lifting. And when reconfigured as the MH-47, the Chinook speeds Special Forces Soldiers into difficult terrain on night missions.

MI Soldiers with UAV

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVs)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles relieve Army pilots by taking over reconnaissance missions that are exceptionally hazardous or fatiguing. UAVs can fly through areas contaminated by chemical or biological weapons. They can stay airborne far longer than aircraft with human pilots.

ARMY AIRCRAFT IN ACTION