Denel Rooivalk compared with Kawasaki OH-1, Attack Helicopter specs comparison
Denel Rooivalk compared with Kawasaki OH-1, Attack Helicopter specs comparison : The Denel Rooivalk (previously designated AH-2 and CSH-2) is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel of South Africa. Rooivalk is Afrikaans for Red Kestrel. The South African Air Force (SAAF) ordered 12 Rooivalks, designated the Rooivalk Mk 1 in SAAF service, the first of was officially handed over in April 2011. The helicopters are flown by 16 Squadron, which is based at AFB Bloemspruit near Bloemfontein. Helicopters The Kawasaki OH-1 (nickname: Ninja) is a light military reconnaissance helicopter for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, intended to replace the OH-6 Loach. As of March 31, 2009, 28 have entered service so far, complementing the existing fleet of 111 OH-6s.
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