Army Commandos Will be First to Get Bad-Weather Vision Sensors for Choppers

  • Unit has done missions from Bin Laden raid to Black Hawk Down
  • Dust and snow limiting visibility has cost lives, $1 billion

Chinook helicopter passes over a French soldier during a French-US 'Royal Blackhawk' military exercise with French, US, Dutch, British and Belgian troops, on May 20, 2015, in Baume-Les-Dames, eastern France.

Photographer: EBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Army commando unit that’s flown missions from “Black Hawk Down” to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will be the first to get new sensor technology to help guide helicopters through sometimes deadly bad weather.

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