In use since the 1940s, helicopters remain a very important part of today's military operations. Manufactured in a vast range of designs, their roles include troop transport, ground attack (anti-tank and close-air support), combat search and rescue and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). Traditionally piloted, military helicopters are now also starting to become unmanned.
Military helicopters' key advantage, compared to fixed-wing aircraft, is that - using their vertical take off and landing capability - they can operate from virtually any site, maximising their frontline battlefield deployability. Key military helicopter features include main rotor blade systems, wheels or skids and, in most cases, tail rotors. Find suppliers of helicopter components, helicopter systems, helicopter maintenance and support services and much more from our list of industry-leading providers.