About the Army
chinook helicopter on edge of cliff
The MH-6 Little Bird

MH-6 Little Bird

The MH-6 Little Bird, known as the “killer egg” is a light observation helicopter that can also be used for air interdiction, assault and light transport. It can be equipped with a variety of weaponry, including an M230 Chain Gun, Hydra 70 rocket pods and anti tank guided missiles.

Kiowa warrior helicopter

OH-58 Kiowa

The Kiowa is an observation and reconnaissance helicopter with a thermal imaging system and laser range-finding equipment. The Kiowa is also equipped with Stinger missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun.

UH-60 Black Hawk Flying

UH-60 Black Hawk

The Black Hawk is one of the most versatile rotary aircraft in the world. Its speed and high weight ceiling make it an excellent tool for sling load operations and troop transport. The Black Hawk can also be used during combat operations, as it can be equipped with a variety of weaponry.

Apache being directed to land on landing pad

AH-64 Apache

The AH-64 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.

Soldiers attaching a Humvee to a Chinook helicopter

CH-47 Chinook

The Chinook is a heavy transport aircraft, equipped to carry both troops and supplies. The latest models of the Chinook come with a fully integrated digital cockpit, common aviation architecture and advanced cargo-handling capabilities.

MQ-1 Gray Eagle UAV

MQ-1 Gray Eagle

The Gray Eagle has an endurance of 25 hours and can reach speeds of up to 167 knots (about 192 mph). It can carry more than 1,000 pounds of internal and external payload, including communications systems and four hellfire missiles.

RQ-7 Shadow 200 UAV

RQ-7 Shadow 200

In service since 2001, the Shadow can perform strikes on targets 125 km away and can spot targets from a height of 8,000 feet.