Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra

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BAE Systems Awarded US Navy APKWS Contract, 16-Jan-20 : #APKWS US Navy awarded a 5-year $2.68B indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Bae Systems for thousands (sic) of APKWS laser-guided rockets. In addition to fixed wing aircraft, this precision munition can be used by Navy’ Seahawk and Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Viper helicopters

Marine Vipers Tests Strike Capabilities, 22-Dec-19 : #Vipers Twelve Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons 169 and 469 conducted training exercise in South ern California employing AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles

Czechia Confirmed Order for AH-1Z and UH-1Y, 15-Dec-19 : #CzechRep US Secretary of Defense and Czech Republic Minister of Defence signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) which confirmed the purchase of the helicopters for the Czech Air Force. Deliveries will start in 2023

Czechs are First Foreign Military with UH-1Y + AH-1Z, 22-Aug-19 : #CzechRep The Czech Republic is the first foreign customer to acquired a mixed fleet of Bell helicopters UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper. Twelve helicopters ordered worth $622. Bahrain and Pakistan have the AH-1Z in order.

Air Assault Company of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, 30-Jul-19 : #AirAssault A review of the Air Assault Company part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea off the Australian coast

FMS Contract Awarded for Bahrain’ 12 AH-1Z Viper, 10-Feb-19 : #MiddleEast U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract awarded to Bell to supply 12 Lot 16 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Bahrain worth $ 240 millions as part of a total deal valued $ 912 millions

Bell Gets Contract for Lot 16 AH-1Z Production, 22-Jan-19 : #Viper Bell to deliver additional long-lead items for 27 Lot 16 AH-1Z Viper helicopters of the Marine Corps

HMLA-167 Transitioned to AH-1Z Viper, 28-Nov-18 : #Viper Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-167 based at MCAS New River received Bell AH-1Z Viper to replace its AH-1W Whiskey Cobra used for more than 30 years

Marines Ordered 29 Lot 15 AH-1Z Viper, 27-Aug-18 : #Viper Bell awarded contract to deliver 29 new Lot 15 AH-1Z Vipers to the US Marine Corps

Camp Pendleton Last AH-1W Super Cobra, 26-Jul-18 : #aircraft Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton inducted the last Bell AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) to keep it mission-ready but in storage

State Dept Approved AH-1Z FMS Sale to Bahrain, 27-Apr-18 : U.S. State Department approved possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Bahrain of 12 AH-1Z valued $911.4 million. The Royal Bahraini Air Force already operates the AH-1E/P

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

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