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American defense contractors produce more than half the combat helicopters in use around the globe. Here are the top 10 models, and the names of the companies that make them.

American defense contractors produce more than half the combat helicopters in use around the globe. Here are the top 10 models, and the names of the companies that make them.

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  • UTC’s Sikorsky division builds the world’s most popular combat helo. Source: Wikimedia Commons Top 10 Most Popular Combat Helicopters in the World
  • United Technologies UH-60 Black Hawk The most popular combat chopper on the globe, Sikorsky's Black Hawk boasts an 18% global market share. That's more than Lockheed's F-16 -- the most popular fighter jet. There are more Black Hawks flying today (3,342) than there are F16s and F-18s ... combined. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Mil Mi-8 Hip First introduced in 1961, Russia's most popular whirlybird had a 13 year head start on the Black Hawk, but still only takes second place. 2,328 units in service around the globe. 12% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Textron Bell UH-1 Huey A certified Vietnam Vet, Bell's Huey is 57 years young, and still going strong. Out of 16,000 units produced, 1,509 remain in service -- giving Huey an 8% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Mil Mi-24 Hind The villain of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Mi-24 was a key reason why the CIA began funneling Stinger missiles to Mujahedeen fighters in the 80’s. Those missiles took a tremendous toll, but 987 Hinds are still flying today -- 5% of the global fleet. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Boeing AH-64 Apache Flying close behind the Hind in popularity comes Boeing's Apache -no mean feat given that the Apache costs 50% more. With 956 Apaches in service around the globe, this helo has a 5% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Boeing CH-47 Chinook The undisputed king of vertical lift, when troops and cargo absolutely, positively, must get there faster than overnight -customers opt for Boeing's Chinook. 904 units in service. 5% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Textron Bell OH-58 Kiowa The U.S. Army plans to retire its Kiowa fleet -- but if it does, the helo should find plenty of willing secondhand buyers. With 773 units in service, Kiowa commands 4% of the market. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Textron Bell 412 How popular is Bell's 412 internationally? Popular enough that in the Philippines, it's the equivalent of America's "Marine One," ferrying presidents from Point A to Point B. Globally, 661 units remain in service, for 4% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • MD Helicopters MD 500 First developed as a light observation bird for the U.S. Army, the MD 500 found a ready market abroad as well. With 633 units in service, it owns 3% of the global market. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Textron Bell AH-1 Cobra Source: Wikimedia Commons Until the Apache displaced it, Bell's AH-1 Cobra formed the backbone of the U.S. Army's attack helicopter fleet. Today, it's the primary attack helo for the USMC. Globally, its 541 units add up to a 3% market share.
  • And so you see, in combat helicopters as in fighter jets, America -- and American defense contractors -continue to dominate the market. Holding eight of the top 10 spots on the list of the world's most popular combat helicopters, U.S. defense contractors Textron, Boeing, and United Technologies have built more than half the military helos in use around the globe today. They build helicopters for every purpose, from reconnaissance to cargo transport to ground attack, and at every price range -- from a mere $5 million for the Kiowa, to as much as $35 million for a fully tricked-out Chinook. As prospects for stock investment go, they're top of the heap.
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