UAVs have a great future, possibly as partners to manned attack helicopters Looking at Israels fighting in the West Bank cities and the latest US experience in Iraq, both US and Israeli officials contend that the day of the manned attack helicopter is over. The Israelis predict Iraq will see the last extensive use of attack helicopters in a major conflict. Post-war analyses will doom further attack helicopter development, they say. Pentagon officials agree to the extent that attack helicopters will not be used as an independent maneuver force unsupported by fixed-wing aircraft and artillery.
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