The Bell 406 resulted from the US Army Helicopter Improvement Program (AHIP). Airframes received a upgraded transmission and engine, a four-bladed main rotor and the distinctive Mast-Mounted Sight (MMS) above the rotor system.
The Kiowa Warrior distinguishes from the original AHIP model when carries the weapons pylon mounted on both sides of the aircraft
25-Jun-23 - The four crew members of two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters from the US Army’s 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment killed during a night training flight on December 12, 2011 were honored by the civilian community with a permanent memorial at the remote site of Joint Base Lewis–McChord in Washington #memorial
01-Nov-21 - US Army 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, as the incoming rotational aviation task force of the Atlantic Resolve Mission, and the US Area Support Team in Greece, met with Hellenic Army at Stefanovikeio #AtlanticResolve
12-Dec-19 - The Hellenic Army Aviation received 70 former US Army Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program administered by U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) #Kiowa