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US Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom

On 2009 saw first combat deployment when HMLA-367 goes to Afghanistan for operation Enduring Freedom. As of 2010, 70 UH-1Y were in order with almost half of them already delivered. Total expected are 160 by 2018


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New Aux Fuel Tanks for UH-1Y and AH-1Z, 17-Mar-17 : Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks in the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom for a 25% range increase during recent flights based from Okinawa, Japan

Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique, 12-May-16 : U.S. Marines performed Helicopter Rope Suspension Training (HRST) from UH-1Y Venom at Camp Pendleton, CA

U.S. Marines $461 M Contract for 28 Helicopters, 11-May-16 : U.S. Marines to receive additional 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters and 16 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and the associated auxiliary fuel kits in a $461.1 million contract

Feeding the beast: FARP, 31-Oct-15 : A Marine Expeditionary Force rely on the Forward Armament and Refueling Point, or FARP, to project combat power and seize the initiative from the enemy

HMLA-167 Conduct Urban Close Air Support Training, 26-Oct-15 : Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-167 conducted urban close air support training with UH-1Y Venom at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Marines HMLA-169 Vipers Test Their UH-1Y Venom, 22-Sep-15 : Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-169 conducted weapons proficiency training with the UH-1Y Venom helicopter aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA

UH-1Y and AH-1Z Contract for both USMC and Pakistan, 25-Aug-15 : Bell Helicopter awarded contract for 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and Pakistan.

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