News about Bell 209 ah-1 cobra
HMLAT-303 Says Farewell to Their Last AH-1W, 06-Feb-18 : USMC training squadron HMLAT-303 transitioned from the AH-1W to the AH-1Z Viper and flew their last Super Cobra to the boneyard in Arizona
Lockheed Martin Awarded AH-1Z Target Sight System, 21-Feb-17 : Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) $150M contract to Lockheed Martin for Marines Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopter’s Target Sight Systems (TSS). Since 2008 more than 100 delivered and ongoing through 2026
Bell Helicopter Awarded Contract for 25 AH-1Z Viper, 08-Feb-17 : US Marines secures Lot 14 contract for 25 Bell AH-1Z Viper new build helicopters to be delivered by 2020
CPI Aero Award Contract for AH-1Z Components, 17-Jan-17 : CPI Aero which has manufactured the engine cowl assemblies for the Bell AH-1Z Viper since 2011 now received a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract ending in 2020
Bell AH-1Z Viper Offered to Romania, 14-Nov-16 : Romanian aerospace manufacturer IAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bell Helicopter to discuss potential collaboration on the AH-1Z Viper gunship in case is purchased by Romania
Operation Odyssey Lightning, 03-Nov-16 : USMC AH-1W Super Cobra of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted precision air strikes against ISIS in Sirte, Libya
Pakistan AH-1Z Target Sight System Funded, 15-Jan-16 : Lockheed Martin awarded Target Sight System (TSS) contract for Pakistan AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. Work is expected to be complete by December 2017.
BLR FastFin System for the AH-1 Cobra, 05-Oct-15 : Helitech 2015 BLR Aerospace is flight testing the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on the AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter
50th Anniversary of First Flight of AH-1 Cobra, 08-Sep-15 : Fifty years ago the Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra took flight; historic day ushered in new era of attack helicopters
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.
U.S. Approved 15 AH-1Z For Pakistan, 06-Apr-15 : U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Pakistan for 15 AH-1Z Viper Helicopters and 1000 AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment for $952 million
Wireless TOW 2A RF Fired From AH-1W Super Cobra, 30-Mar-15 : For the first time, tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) 2A radio frequency (RF) missiles were launched from an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter
Elbit to Upgrade Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobras, 18-May-14 : FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Ltd., has been awarded two contracts, totaling $14.1 million, supporting the U.S. Marine Corps' upgrade of their Bell AH-1W attack helicopter fleet.
Christie projectors for AH-1W Weapons Trainer, 02-Dec-13 : I/ITSEC/ORLANDO, Fla. – Christie today announced that Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) awarded Christie the contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with projection systems consisting of 12 Christie Matrix StIM WQ 1-chip DLP solid state LED projectors for AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) Device 2F136A upgrades. Six display system projectors will be installed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., and six at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, N.C. in 2015.
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