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Helicopters

  • 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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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.

Marine Corps H-1 Upgrades, 09-Jul-15 : Northrop Grumman will deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter upgrade program.

Missing UH-1Y in Nepal, 15-May-15 : An US Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter assigned to HMLA-469 squadron and sent to Nepal following the earthquakes that hit the country went missing on May 12. Wreckage found on May 15

Bell Kaman Agreement for UH-1Y / AH-1Z Components, 26-Mar-15 : Kaman Aerosystems has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

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