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Apache being directed to land on landing pad

APACHE LONGBOW

The Apache is the Army's primary attack helicopter, and the AH-64D Longbow has been upgraded to make it even more effective. It can fly day or night in any weather conditions and see enemy targets miles away in full color while avoiding detection. Hellfire and Sidewinder missiles deliver maximum firepower.

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 combat missions. Its thermal imaging and laser range-finding equipment handles aerial reconnaissance with ease. Stinger missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun make it a tough fighter.

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 our workhorse. This twin-turbine, tandem rotor helicopter is built for heavy lifting. And when reconfigured as the MH-47, the Chinook speeds our 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. And they can stay airborne far longer than aircraft with human pilots.

ARMY AIRCRAFT IN ACTION