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OH-58 Kiowa

The OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopter has the primary missions of reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence gathering. The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior has the additional mission capability of target acquisition and laser designation. It can operate during the day or night and in limited adverse weather. Under a program designated Prime Chance, some OH-58Ds have been retrofitted to carry air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.

OH-58 Kiowa helicopter.

General Characteristics

Armament under Prime Chance

various combinations of:
Following the U.S. military's naming convention for helicopters, the Kiowa is named after a native American tribe.