As they have for centuries, when ground forces today need speed, reach and carrying capacity, they call in the cavalry. The US Army is in the midst of an airpower modernisation to replace and enhance some of its most trusty mounts. 

FlightGlobal examines several of the service’s key efforts to remake itself for the 21st century, including a new scout helicopter, a replacement for the UH-60 Black Hawk, as well as the new Long Range Precision Munition and Air Launched Effects.