observation helicopter


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observation helicopter

Helicopter used primarily for observation and reconnaissance, but which may be used for other roles.
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The OH-6A entered service in 1966 and became the principal observation helicopter in Vietnam.
If the funding is insufficient then there is a possibility of adding to the existing AW109 Light Observation Helicopter fleet (eleven helicopters in service).
Military sources said the observation helicopter from the 82nd Airborne Division made a 'controlled landing'.
The light observation helicopter fleet will provide low-level surveillance and security patrol of U.
While Bell was working on its Cobras, Hughes Helicopters (now McDonnell Douglas Helicopters) won the US Army Light Observation Helicopter contract in 1965 and was to gain considerable experience with its OH-6A (Model 500).
General Dynamics is the prime contractor selected to supply and test the GAU-19/A weapon system for the OH-58D "Kiowa Warrior" application, the Army's primary armed observation helicopter.
Their brutal death was captured by television crews and photographers covering the funeral and by the camera on an army observation helicopter circling overhead.