Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program

UH-1N, Iraq

UH-1N, Iraq
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December 29/23: Bell Textron won a $13,8 million order, which provides engineering and logistics sustainment efforts in support of the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters for the Marine Corps and the government of Bahrain; production and sustainment support for the government of the Czech Republic; as well as sustainment support of domestic and Foreign Military Sales customer peculiar support equipment. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in December 2024.






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UH-1Y and AH-1Z by Neville Dawson The US Marines’ helicopter force is aging at all levels, from banana-shaped CH-46 Sea Knight transports that are far older than their pilots, to the 1980s-era UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters that make up the Corps’ helicopter assault force. While the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey program has staggered […]

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