Attack Helicopters

Military rotary wing forces play an integral role in the land, sea and air operations of modern services. Attack helicopters, as part of these assets, conduct either Close Air Support for ground troops or can be used in an anti-tank role to destroy armoured targets in close combat attacks. They may also escort lighter helicopters in reconnaissance missions or protect transport helicopters carrying out their cargo, MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) or other missions.

The most modern configurations of the attack helicopters, ready for Multi-Domain Operations, will play a significant role in different kinds of operations and tasks. In the future, it is likely to develop airframes designed to adapt to various types of missions and/or built multirole assets capable of missions even with unmanned systems as part of a MUM-T (Manned-Unmanned Teaming) scheme.

Featured Publications

Manned-Unmanned Teaming

A Great Opportunity or Mission Overload?
In the next decade, a number of nations will replace or update their current helicopter fleets. Aware of this, the NATO community has set up different working/study groups, to determine the requirements for the new [...]

Mission and Vision of Italian Army Aviation

An Interview with General Paolo Riccò, Commander of Italian Army Aviation
Over the last thirty years, without interruption, Italian Army Aviation has been employed in missions abroad and has operated in a broad spectrum of geographic and climatic locations. Army Aviation has adapted to combat multidimensional [...]

Future Battlefield Rotorcraft Capability

Anno 2035 and Beyond
Forecasting the future is a daunting task, however, identified fast-moving trends across the diplomatic, information, military, and economic subjects are rapidly transforming the nature of all aspects of society and human life, including the character [...]

Subject Matter Experts

Lieutenant Colonel

Imre Baldy

Subject Matter Expert 
Attack Helicopters

Lieutenant Colonel Báldy joined the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) in 1988 and started his military education at “Szolnok” Military Aviation College in Hungary. He received his first rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 20 August 1992. His first flight position was at the HDF 87th “BAKONY” Combat Helicopter Regiment in 1992...

Lieutenant Colonel

Livio Rossetti

Subject Matter Expert 
Attack Helicopters

Lieutenant Colonel Livio Rossetti was commissioned in the Italian Army in 1993, as an infantry officer. After three years he transited to the Army Aviation schools and graduated as a rotary-wing pilot in 1998. Lieutenant Colonel Rossetti has served as Platoon Commander, Squadron Commander, and S3-cell Chief. He has flown...


Contact Us

Contact Information

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Römerstrasse 140
47546 Kalkar

+49 (0) 2824 90 2201

Please leave us a message