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Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters used by Special Operations Soldiers | Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)
UH-60 Blackhawk

UH-60 BLACK HAWK

The UH-60 Black Hawk is a twin turbine engine, single rotor, semi-monocoque fuselage helicopter. The helicopter is generally used as a tactical transport for troops and supplies.

The Black Hawk may also be used for training exercises and disaster relief missions.

A/MH-6 LITTLE BIRD

Because of its maneuverability, and its ability to evade detection, the Little Bird is an ideal tool for short-range reconnaissance missions and light combat support.

The Little Bird can be equipped with 7.62mm miniguns, 70mm rocket pods, .50-caliber machine guns, or Hellfire air-to-ground missiles. The helicopter can also be equipped with radar jammers and radar warning receivers.

SOAR MH6 Little Bird firing a rocket.
Chinook on a combat mission | SOAR Special Operations Aviation Regiment

MH-47 CHINOOK

The Chinook is a medium to heavy helicopter capable of transporting Special Forces teams and equipment long distances. This special model is equipped with an aerial refueling probe, a rescue hoist, a fast-rope rappelling system, two 7.62mm miniguns and radar warning receivers.

MH-60K/L BLACK HAWK

The MH-60 generally supports a smaller payload, and is used to transport Special Forces Soldiers short distances. This versatile helicopter is equipped with radar warning receivers and M-60, M-240, or GAU-2B machine guns, which are mounted to the side windows or cabin doors.

MH60 Black Hawk during rescue training operation | Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)