The American OH-58D Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopter is an armored cavalry troops and light units from air attack. To protect the Kiowa has a to-air Stinger (ATAS).
The Kiowa Warrior is equipped with two universal quick-change weapons pylons. Each tower can be armed with two Hellfire missiles, Hydra 70 rockets seven, two air-to-air Stinger missiles, or a .50 caliber machine gun fixed forward. Weapons systems combine to provide anti-armor, anti-personnel and capabilities in anti-aircraft ranges tie.
The Kiowa Warrior is rapid deployment by air and can be fully operational within minutes of arrival. Two Kiowa aircraft can be transported in a C-130. For air transport of the pivots of the vertical tail fin, the main rotor blades and horizontal stabilizer was bent, and the site of the mast mounted antenna IFF and the lower wire cutter are removed. The landing gear may kneel to reduce the height.