U.S. Army special operations helicopter
U.S. Army special operations helicopters are principally flown under the United States Special Operations Command, and are equipped for covert infiltration or exfiltration, frequently at night in adverse weather conditions. Most are operated by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the "Night Stalkers". They may carry non-Army special operators, such as United States Navy SEALs.
Three basic types are in use:
- H-6 series ultralight transport helicopters and gunships
- H-60 series light transport and attack helicopters
- H-47 series medium transports