Top 10 Cheap Military Helicopters

These helicopters are one of the inexpensive military helicopters which are in service around the globe in various conditions but are also one of the best too.


Eurocopter AS350 helicopter
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    Eurocopter AS350
Unit Cost: US$ 2.0 Million, €1.5 Million (AS350 B2)
The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine light helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale in France (now Airbus Helicopters). The AS350 is marketed in North America as the AStar.



 Bell 407 helicopter
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    Bell 407
Unit Cost:  US$ 2.54 Million
The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger. The 407 uses the four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub developed for the United States Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior instead of the two-blade, semi-rigid, teetering, rotor of the 206L-4.



Eurocopter AS550 C3 Fennec helicopter
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   Eurocopter AS550 C3 Fennec
Unit Cost:  US$ 2.60 Million
The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS550 Fennec and AS555 Fennec 2 are lightweight, multipurpose military helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter Group (now Airbus Helicopters).
 Based on the AS350 Ecureuil and AS355 Ecureuil 2 series, they are named after the Fennec Fox.
The armed versions of the AS550 and AS555 can be fitted with coaxial weapons, rockets, torpedoes and various other munitions. Fennecs and Ecureuils are operated by Pakistani military in Siachin Glacier which is highest & Coldest battle ground on Earth (6,000 meters).



 MD 500 MG Defender helicopter
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    MD 500 MG Defender
Unit Cost:  US$ 3.50 Million
The MD Helicopters MD 500 series is an American family of light utility civilian and military helicopters. The MD 500 was developed from the Hughes 500, a civilian version of the US Army's OH-6A Cayuse/Loach. The series currently includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD 530F.



MD MH-6M Little Bird helicopter

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    MD MH-6M Little Bird
Unit Cost:  US$ 4.50 Million
The MH-6 Little Bird (nicknamed the Killer Egg), and its attack variant AH-6, are light helicopters used for special operations in the United States Army. Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor. The newest version, the MH-6M, is based on the MD 530F and has a single, six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.



Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopter
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    Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk
Unit Cost:  US$ 5.00 Million
The Sikorsky S-70 is a medium transport/utility helicopter family manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. It was developed for the U.S. Army in the 1970s, winning a competition to be designated the UH-60 Black Hawk and spawning a large family in U.S. military service.
New and improved versions of the UH-60 have been developed since. Civilian versions and some military versions are produced under various S-70 model designations.



Sikorsky Uh-60 M Black Hawk helicopter
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    Sikorsky Uh-60 M Black Hawk
Unit Cost:  US$ 5.90 Million
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.



Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota helicopter
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Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota
Unit Cost:  US$ 5.90 Million
The Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 and is built by American Eurocopter division of EADS North America.
Initially marketed as the UH-145, the helicopter was selected as the winner of the United States Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program on 30 June 2006. In October 2006, American Eurocopter was awarded a production contract for 345 aircraft to replace aging UH-1H/V and OH-58A/C helicopters in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard fleets.



Agusta Westland AW109 LUH helicopter
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Agusta Westland AW109 LUH
Unit Cost:  US$ 6.30 Million
The Agusta Westland AW109 is a light-weight, twin-engine, eight-seat multi-purpose helicopter built by the Anglo-Italian manufacturer Agusta Westland. First flown as the Agusta A109 in 1971, the craft has been used in light transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles.


MIL Mi-8 Hip helicopter
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MIL Mi-8 Hip
Unit Cost:  US$ 9.00 Million
The Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name: Hip) is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine Transport helicopter. There are also armed gunship versions. The Mi-8 is among the world's most-produced helicopters. More than 50 countries of the world use it. Russia is the main producer and the largest operator of the Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopter.