Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile
Photo Credit: Denise DeMonia
The newly updated Kiowa Warrior aircraft, the OH-58F, made a ceremonial "first flight," April 30, 2013, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. With new cockpit and sensor modifications installed, the OH-58F represents the first major upgrade or modernization to the Kiowa Warrior in 20 years. Perhaps the biggest change to the aircraft is that the familiar sensor ball, which is mast-mounted above the rotor in older models, has been moved down to the front of the aircraft. The nose-mounted common sensor payload includes improved optics, an infra-red sensor, laser pointer and laser spot tracker.
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