Tunisia received the first batch of six OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters from the United States on Saturday.
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a single-engine, single-rotor military helicopter used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army and it has been in continuous use by the since 1969.
The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is the latest model of the OH-58 family and is primarily operated in an armed reconnaissance role in support of ground troops.
The U.S. will deliver another batch of OH-58D Kiowas to Tunisia next month.