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Definition of Armed helicopter

Armed helicopter Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) A helicopter fitted with weapons or weapon systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Armed helicopter Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An armed helicopter is a military helicopter equipped with aircraft ordnance. Most commonly, it is used for attacking targets on the ground. Such a helicopter could be either purposely designed for a ground-attack mission—in which case it would be more specifically categorized as an attack helicopter—or may have been previously designed for other uses, such as utility, air cargo, aerial reconnaissance, etc., with the weapons mounts being modifications, rather than part of the design of the helicopter. The purpose of the modification to an armed helicopter configuration can be field expediency during combat, the lack of military funding to develop or purchase attack helicopters, or the need to maintain the helicopter for missions that do not require the weapons.

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