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.
The OH-6 observation helicopter from the GSDF's Camp Kisarazu crashed after it hit an AH-1 antitank chopper from the same camp that was en route to take part in a nighttime drill, the agency said.
Moreover, on the Hiller side, the company submitted an excellent design for the army light observation helicopter (LOH) competition, only to see an inferior product from Hughes win the production order in 1965 with an "absurdly low" bid.
1953: SO1220 and S01221 "DJINN": During 1951, the French Official authorities set up a program fora light observation helicopter, which proved to be extremely rugged.
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'.