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Australia to replace its Eurocopter Tiger Fleet with a Proven and Mature, Off-The-Shelf Attack Helicopter
The country has issued a request for information for 29 airframes to replace the Australian Army existing Tiger attack helicopter. Australia has issued a request for information (RFI) for 29 airframes to replace the Australian Army existing Tiger attack helicopter. Under the Land 4503 program, the first 12 new rotorcraft must achieve initial...
Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The pilots were flying an AH-1Z Viper as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma. On Mar. 30, 2019 two aviators were killed in a helicopter crash that occurred during a routine training mission March 30 near Yuma, Ariz the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced Sunday afternoon.
Bell to delivery USMC’s last UH-1Y Venom by end 2018
Delivery of the AH-1Z Viper will continue until 2022 The last UH-1Y Venom ordered by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will be delivered by Bell this year, Flight Global reports. The Bell UH-1Y is a combat-proven utility helicopter slated to support the USMC global missions for the next four decades. The Yankee engages threats, delivers or exfiltrate personnel and performs under...
Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The AH-1Z attack helicopters would improve Royal Bahraini Air Force capability to meet current and future threats The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters. The Gulf state intends to arm them with 14 AGM-114 Hellfires, and 56 Advance Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II. According Defense Security...
Hawaii AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters fini-flight
Two AH-1W Super Cobras from HMLA-367 flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on Mar. 13 Two AH-1W Super Cobras from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367) flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on Mar. 13 as the squadron retires the Whiskey model. “It’s bittersweet,” said Lt....
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The U.S. recently announced plans to sell surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters through the Foreign Military Sale or Direct Commercial Sale route The Brazilian Army has told Jane’s that it has initiated contact with the U.S. government on buying surplus US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters. No government-to-government talks have yet been scheduled. As already reported, the U.S. recently...
3rd MAW bids farewell to the iconic AH-1W Super Cobra
"It's been special flying the legacy AH-1Ws, and they definitely played a huge part in the Marine air-ground task force,” Capt. J. J. Pierce, HMLAT-303 adjutant and transitioned AH-1Z “Viper” pilot The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) retired its last AH-1W on Feb. 6 with Capt. John T. Fischer and Capt. Daniel J. Houser (both with Marine Light Attack Helicopter...
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters are progressively retired from service in favour of the latest-variant AH-1Z Viper The U.S. government intends to sell away surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters used by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) route, Jane’s reports. H-1 Light Attack Helicopter Program Office (PMA-276) will hold...
Thanks to the fuel tanks, that resemble torpedoes and are attached below both sides of the chopper bays, the helicopters demonstrated a 25% range increase On Mar. 10-14, 2017 during flights based from Okinawa, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267 carried out a mission that took them to various places in Japan in order to test the effectiveness of the new...

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