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    Scout Helicopters

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

    Light and agile, the Scout Helicopter provides a unique type of over-battlefield service.





    There are a total of (38) Scout Helicopters in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1957
    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    The Alouette II helicopter series is billed as a multi-role, light rotary-wing platform charged with... [Read More]
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    1973
    Aerospatiale Gazelle
    A popular light reconnaissance and attack helicopter for export order, the Aerospatiale Gazelle syst... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle

    1985
    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    The Eurocopter AS565 "Panther" is nothing more than a medium class, multi-role, twin-engined militar... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther

    1975
    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    The AS350 was originally designed to replace the aging Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale Alouette II light... [Read More]
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    2002
    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
    The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin

    2015
    AVICopter AC311
    With China's massive industrial growth in recent decades, its defense industry has flourished with a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC311

    2006
    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)
    The Bell ARH-70 helicopter was developed for the US Army as a possible direct replacement to the suc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)

    1995
    Bell CH-146 Griffon
    When Canadian Armed Forces adopted a new "do-everything" utility-minded helicopter platform in 1995,... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell CH-146 Griffon

    1947
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    The "helicopter" saw development during World War 2 (1939-1945) and some were in fact used by the Ge... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux

    1967
    Bell Model 206 JetRanger
    The Bell 206 was derived from the unsuccessful OH-4 bid by the Bell company to fulfill a US Army nee... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 206 JetRanger

    1969
    Bell OH-58 Kiowa
    The Bell OH-58 Kiowa has seen a long, successful and extended service life with the US Army (and oth... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa

    1980
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    The AH-6/MH-6 "Little Bird" forms an oft-overlook yet wholly vital part of American Special Operatio... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird

    2004
    Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
    At one point, the Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing avi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

    1939
    Flettner Fl 265
    The Flettner Fl 265 served as an experimental helicopter system for the German Kriegsmarine during W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Flettner Fl 265

    1942
    Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
    The helicopter, as a viable war weapon, was not the sole historical domain of the Vietnam War - nor ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)

    2002
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)

    1994
    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation of China began local-license production of the French Aero... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)

    2014
    HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)
    The Iranian Shahed 285 light helicopter is a highly modified version of the American Bell 206 Ranger... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)

    1948
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Hiller Aircraft began during World War 2 in 1942 under the operating name of Hiller Industries. The ... [Read More]
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    1961
    Hughes TH-55 Osage
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    1971
    IAR 316
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    2022
    KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
    In an effort to upgrade its stock of aging McDonnell Douglas MD500 and Bell AH-1S Cobra light attack... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)

    1958
    Kaman HH-43 Huskie
    Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie

    1994
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    The Kaman K-MAX is a general purpose, multi-role, all-weather platform certified for long endurance,... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)

    2016
    Kamov Ka-175
    Slower to the UAV game that Western world powers, the Russians are steadily gaining ground in an eff... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-175

    2004
    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    The Kamov Ka-60 series of medium transport multi-role helicopters is intended to replace the aged Mi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)

    2000
    Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
    For decades the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has made use of the American Hughes OH-6 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja

    1935
    Kellett KD-1
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    2015
    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09
    The SKYe SH09 is an in-development, low-cost, light utility helicopter venture originating out of Sw... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09

    1970
    MBB Bo 105
    The Bo 105 is a light utility helicopter system recognized around the globe for its versatility, per... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MBB Bo 105

    1965
    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
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    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)

    1967
    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

    2015
    NORINCO Sharp Eyes III
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    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Sharp Eyes III

    2013
    Saab Skeldar
    The Saab Skeldar is an unarmed rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It is a relatively new dev... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab Skeldar

    2015
    Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
    After a review of Canadian military requirements that began in the 1980s, the conservative party wen... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

    1967
    Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
    The HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" was a specialized development of the original Sikorsky CH-3 transport ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

    1990
    Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    The US Coast Guard's HH-60 "Jayhawk" is based on the hugely successful Sikorsky Aircraft "S-70" rota... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk

    2020
    Sikorsky S-97 Raider
    While helicopters have evolved since their mainstream inception in the 1950s, the "rotorcraft" has r... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider