News about Bell UH-1Y Venom
New Mission Computer Fielded with UH-1Y and AH-1Z, 02-Nov-17 : US Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters are the first to be fitted with Northrop Grumman’s Tech Refresh Mission Computer (TRMC) which features multi-core processing
Bell and Poland PGZ Sign LoI for UH-1Y, 25-Jul-17 : Bell Helicopter and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y related to Poland’s future utility helicopter needs
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
Bell Helicopter Teamed with BAE Systems Australia, 16-Feb-16 : Singapore Airshow 2016 Bell Helicopter signed an agreement with BAE Systems Australia to pursue military rotorcraft opportunities in Australia related the UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs
Forward Armament and Refueling Point: 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.
New Mission Computer for Marines H-1 Upgrades, 17-Nov-14 : Northrop Grumman will provide next-generation mission computer FlightPro Gen III for the Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH‑1Z helicopters.
New Green Hills Software for H-1Y/Z upgrades, 13-Feb-13 : SANTA BARBARA — Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in high assurance operating systems, announced Northrop Grumman's selection of the INTEGRITY-178B tuMP multicore operating system for use in their Gen II Mission Computer for the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter upgrades.
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03-Apr-12 - Mission Computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z Upgrades
17-Jan-12 - Marine mechanic in Afghanistan maintenance discovery
27-Dec-11 - UH-1Y and AH-1Z simulators ready for training
14-Apr-11 - Camp Pendleton Completes Transition to the UH-1Y
06-Oct-10 - GAU-21 deploys with UH-1Y
13-Nov-09 - UH-1Y from HMLA-367 first combat deployment
15-Aug-08 - Marines declare UH-1Y operational
09-May-06 - Marine AH-1Z and UH-1Y Start OPEVAL
01-Mar-06 - AH-1Z/UH-1Y Complete Developmental Testing
25-Oct-05 - US Marines Take Delivery of First AH-1Z and UH-1Y
17-May-05 - AH-1Z/UH-1Y complete first sea trials
16-Sep-04 - UH-1Y completes final block mod early
17-Jun-04 - First Flight for AH-1Z Turned Exhaust
11-May-04 - AH-1Z/UH-1Y pass 2,000 flight hours
23-Sep-02 - First flight of 2nd UH-1Y prototype
21-Dec-01 - UH-1Y Achieves First Flight