A OH-6A Cayuse light helicopter at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire in July 2019. (Flickr Creative/Steve Lynes)

The light helicopter that reportedly went missing from Fort Hood over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend wasn't actually missing after all.

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A MH-139 'Grey Wolf' helicopter takes flight in an undated photo tweeted by Air Force Global Strike Command on Dec. 19, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The Air Force's replacement for the iconic UH-1N Huey helicopter that defined the U.S. military presence in Vietnam is finally here, and its official designation was clearly designed to strike fear into the hearts of America's adversaries.

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An artist's rendering of Bell's '360 Invictus' helicopter (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawly originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Bell has unveiled its proposed single-rotor design for the U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), a cutting-edge helicopter that may be optionally manned.

The '360 Invictus' helicopter will be loaded with a 20 mm cannon and integrated munitions launcher able to carry Hellfire missiles or rockets. It will be able to adapt for future weapons integration in order to fight in urban environments, according to Bell.

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The U.S. Air Force has cleared for initial production a new Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter based on the venerable Black Hawk helicopter, parent company Lockheed Martin Corp. said.

The helicopter will perform combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services.

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WASHINGTON — The presidential helicopter isn't supposed to leave scorch marks on the White House lawn. So the Navy and Lockheed Martin Corp. are working to fix a "high risk" problem after the new Marine One did just that in a test without the president on board.

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An artist's depiction of the S-97 Raider light tactical prototype (Lockheed Martin)

Undeterred by decades of failure, the U.S. Army is trying again to acquire a new scout helicopter. The new rotorcraft is supposed to restore the dedicated aerial scout mission the Army gave up when in 2017 it retired its roughly 300 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters.

And here's a surprise. The new Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft also will replace half of the ground-combat branch's 700 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.

Aviation Week reporter Stephen Trimble was the first to report the news. Joseph Trevithick at The War Zone piled on.

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