An American helicopter crashed during the takedown of Osama bin Laden. The helicopter was then burned to prevent classified data from falling into enemy hands. Which seemed to me a little odd… what secret info would be on a helicopter during a mission like this? A few photos have been released showing parts of the wreckage… and I can’t identify the helicopter type. Seems that the helicopter was destroyed because it’s either an all new type, or an existing type, heavily modified.
Pure speculation: it’s a stealthy chopper, meant for infiltration into enemy airspace that has reasonably modern air defense systems (i.e. functional radar and such). Which would seem to be needed when invading Pakistan without Pakistans approval… or knowledge.