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May 5th, 2011
12:23 AM ET

Video: Stealth helicopter used in raid?

Editor's note: CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on the possibility that a stealth helicopter was used in the bin Laden raid.


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Osama bin Laden • Pakistan
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  1. Marc

    Americans are the leaders in warfare technology, and obviously they need to have the edge to protect the internal and abroad freedoms. I think US forces should learn from the downed new technology helicopter and, in the future special ops should include small demolition crew to deal with “complete” (and not partial) onsite emergency destruction of new secret technologies so that even the smallest part would not find it's way to other countries.

    Marc White Rock, BC, Canada

    May 5, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  2. john bridges

    have them return our helicopterif they want to continue receiving our foreign aid.let them make the choice

    May 5, 2011 at 7:28 am |
  3. Iris Carter

    Obviously these helicopters were not very stealth-like because the man that tweeted about the raid heard several of them. I love CNN's reporting, but this time, I think you are trying too hard.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:23 am |
  4. Jack Buckley

    Sikorski has had a program flying an aircraft with similar features called "comanchee" it is designed to be "stealthy" and has been around quite awhile. Check-out Aviation Week magazine, there are plenty of pics. It's hardly the top secret kind of thing you portray it to be.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:52 am |
  5. tam borgan

    These are "bolt on" components. Not a true "stealth" aircraft. It simply makes it easier to blend in to the background at low level flight to avoid radar interception. Simply its an add-on to help insert these helicopters and to blend in with background. Please don't make this more than it is. It will help future missions save lives.

    Thank You,
    Knowledgeable Veteran

    May 5, 2011 at 1:46 am |
    • tam borgan

      OK, I understand your tact on winding up in the wrong hands. Its nothing that standard photos could not depict anyway. What is more important is what was in the cockpit and other installed computers which by the photos depicted were destroyed. This was an excellent job in battle destruction. The rest was really a non-concern. Bravo Zulo to the SEAL Team!

      May 5, 2011 at 2:38 am |