Read this article from Sean Meade at Aviation Week here, but this caught my attention...
initially planned to use Ghost Hawks, highly classified helicopters nicknamed "Jedi rides" that emit zero electromagnetic radiation and are invisible to radar.Wow.
However they were replaced with older Stealth Hawks after the White House abandoned plans to have F-18 "hornet" jets fly patrols over the helicopters and it was deemed too much of a risk that the Ghost technology would fall into enemy hands.
So much for the lack of progress in US helicopter development. Something tells me that all we're seeing is a whole bunch of old tech flying over the battlefields. Time to take a trip to Ft. Campbell with my night vision devices to see whats really flying.