Military helicopters are helicopters owned and used by military forces. They are primarily used for warfare or transportation. Military helicopters are used in places where landing of planes is not possible or bear too much risk. The landing possibilities on grounds are almost unlimited.
Military helicopters play an integral part in modern military's land war and air operations.
Most helicopters are armoured and have at least some kind of weapon on board such as autocannons, machine guns or rockets such as Air-to-air missile and Air-to-surface missiles. Almost every vehicle do have radios and winches for roping. Military camouflage paint is common. The equipment is limited to the ability of weight lift and to the main purpose. Helicopters for medical usage is more equipped towards medical devices than weapons.
- Aerial warfare such as attack - attack helicopters and fighter planes often work together
- Ground warfare
- Air assault
- transportation of goods and persons
- Combat Search and Rescue (military) and Search and Rescue (civil)
- Anti-submarine warfare