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Invictus means ‘Unconquerable’ – Army prototypes new rotary assets

Earlier this year, the Army selected five companies to begin building prototypes for future rotary wing assets.  One of the companies, Bell, came up with the ‘360 Invictus’ which is being coined as a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.  Bell has built several helicopters and assets for the U.S. Army in the past. In an attempt …

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Army Chopper Forced to Land After Collision With Civilian Drone

An Army chopper was struck by an illegally flying drone over a residential neighborhood in Staten Island, New York. The UA60 helicopter was 500 feet over Midland Beach with another Black Hawk, when a civilian drone struck the army chopper at about 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. This caused damage to the chopper’s rotor blades. The pilot …

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Hero Helicopter Pilot Gets Shot and Continues Flying for 5 Hours in ISIS Raid

You probably haven’t heard this story, but you should. A 2014 Delta Force ground raid in Syria to save American hostages became the site of amazing heroism displayed by one Army helicopter pilot who continued to fly in support of the mission literally hours after being wounded! Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Siler was the …

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