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Marine and Navy Training Maritime Strike Capability, 19-Jun-20 : Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron HMLA-367 AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters joined a Navy’ Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-37 MH-60R Seahawk to conduct an integrated maritime strike exercise off the coast of the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii

Marines AH-1Z Viper Storm Exercise, 06-Apr-20 : Twelve Bell AH-1Z Viper gunship helicopters from USMC’ Marine Aircraft Group 39 (MAG-39) out of Camp Pendleton took part of exercise Viper Storm

Czech Rep New Helicopters Camouflage, 03-Mar-20 : #camouflage Czech Armed Forces unveiled the painting to be used by their new helicopters

Australian Army Replacing the Tiger, 17-Feb-20 : #Tiger The Australian Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) completed an analysis of contenders in the LAND 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Replacement Project

Bell Awarded Marines H-1 Support Contract, 06-Feb-20 : Bell awarded 5-year $815M Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support USMC AH-1Z/UH-1Y helicopters. It is the first PBL granted in support of the H-1 helicopter platform

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

Marines Starts UH/AH-1 Replacement Process, 22-Sep-19 : #AURA The US Marine Corps launches the Attack Utility Replacement Aircraft (AURA) program for a next generation aircraft to replace current Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z Huey helicopters around 2030

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.

Mission Computers for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V, 03-Jul-19 : #computers Northrop Grumman receives $104 million contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V helicopters mission computers

Kaman to Build AH-1Z Blades Components, 02-Apr-19 : #blades Kaman Composites Wichita (KCW) awarded contract to manufacture and supply of composite skin to core assembly structural components for the Bell AH-1Z Viper’s helicopter blades starting this year through 2023

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

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