Use of choppers in modern battlefield
Choppers may be slightly outdated in modern warfare due to their sluggish speed and reliability but these machines are being used for a wide range of other roles in the theatre which is helping ground forces to clear off the enemy area with tremendous advantages.
It was not until the second part of the 20th century that advances in technology enabled the gradual emergence of a new form of flying cavalry.
Because of its characteristics and its unique flight capabilities, the helicopter initially provided ground troops with an unprecedented ability to free themselves from terrain barriers and from the reliance on major infrastructures. In a second phase, rotary wing aircraft became actual combat systems, even forming autonomous airmobile forces.
In parallel with continuous platform improvements thanks to the considerable technical advances of the past 30 years, the helicopter has been able to adapt and learn lessons from the various conflicts that have marked its existence.
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