Rotary Wing Aircraft
The UH-1Y Venom is a twin engine, medium class utility helicopter. It is the most significant upgrade ever made to the combat-proven UH-1 helicopter. At the core of the upgrade is a new four-bladed, all-composite and ballistically tolerant (up to 23mm) rotor system, upgraded engines and transmissions, integrated digital cockpit featuring multifunction flat panels, increased payload capabilities and crash-worthy seating for all crew and passengers.
The AH-6M / MH-6M Little Bird are light attack/transport helicopters operated by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Night Stalkers). Both the AH-6 and MH-6 are based around a civilian airframe (MD530F), with extensive modifications in terms of avionics and provisions for the mounting of specialized equipment and weapons systems.
The H-60 family of medium-lift helicopters consists of several types of aircraft, used by different branches of the military, for different roles and missions. These include air assault, air cavalry, aeromedical evacuation, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special operations.
The Chinook is a tandem rotor, twin engine, heavy-lift helicopter designed to transport artillery, troops, ammunition, fuel and supplies within military theaters of operation. The tandem rotor configuration provides exceptional handling qualities enabling the Chinook to operate in climatic, altitude, and crosswind conditions that keep most other helicopters from flying.
The AH-1Z Viper is a two seat, twin engine, single rotor attack helicopter currently fielded by the United States Marine Corps. It provides rotary wing close air support, anti-armor, armed escort, armed/visual reconnaissance and fire support coordination capabilities under day/night and adverse weather conditions.
The UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopter is a twin-engine U.S. Army multi-role utility helicopter. It provides reliable and sustainable general and administrative support in permissive environments at reduced acquisition and operating costs. The Lakota is one of the most versatile and functional helicopters in its weight class.
The H-53 family of heavy-lift helicopters is used by the United States Navy in a mine countermeasure role and by the Marine Corps to lift heavy equipment (including Light Armored Vehicles and artillery batteries). Despite its 1960s origin, it remains one of the most proven, competent heavy-lift systems in the world.
The AH-64E Apache Guardian is the Army's primary attack helicopter. It is a twin-engine, four bladed, quick-reacting, airborne weapon system that can fight close and deep to destroy, disrupt, or delay enemy forces. The Apache is designed to fight and survive during the day, night, and in adverse weather throughout the world. The principal mission of the Apache is the destruction of high-value targets.
The MQ-8 Fire Scout is an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) vertical take-off and landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV). The Fire Scout provides real-time ISR data to tactical users. The baseline MQ-8B can accomplish missions including over-the-horizon (OTH) tactical reconnaissance, classification, targeting and laser designation, and battle management (including communications relay).
The CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift, tandem rotor cargo helicopter used by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide all-weather, day-or-night transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Troop assault is the primary function and the movement of supplies and equipment is secondary. Additional tasks may be assigned such as combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points, aeromedical evacuation of casualties from the field and recovery of aircraft and personnel.
The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is a two-seat, single-engine, observation and scout/attack helicopter used by the United States Army. It can perform various missions, such as reconnaissance, scouting, observation, designating target coordinated for field artillery. If required, the OH-58D can independently support ground forces with its firepower. It can operate at day, night, or in adverse weather conditions with poor visibility. The Kiowa is rapidly deployable by air and can be fully operational within minutes of arrival.