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HMLA-367 bids farewell to AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters

HMLA-367 bids farewell to AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters

Since their arrival in 2012, the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters have been flown out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii as a part of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367. With the introduction of the newest variant of the aircraft, the AH-1Z Viper, the whiskey models took flight for one last time with HMLA-367, March 13,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 19-Mar-18

3rd MAW Super Cobra takes final flight

3rd MAW Super Cobra takes final flight

One after another, Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, lined up on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to send off the last 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) AH-1W “Super Cobra” as it departed on its final flight, Feb. 6, to… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 20-Feb-18

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TOW 2A RF missiles successfully fired from helicopter

TOW 2A RF missiles successfully fired from helicopter

In the first of its kind launch, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) fired tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW®) 2A radio frequency (RF) practice missiles from an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter during a December exercise. Raytheon, working with the Naval Air Systems Command, fired two TOW 2A RF practice missiles at ranges exceeding 2600 meters. The two tests… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 02-Apr-15

Bell awarded $6.8M contract for AH-1W transmission repairs

Bell awarded $6.8M contract for AH-1W transmission repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $6,800,000 undefinitized contract action for the repair of AH-1W helicopter transmissions. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and work will be completed by October 2016. Fiscal 2015 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $3,332,000 will be obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

Lockheed Martin awarded $43.4M target sight contract, upgrading AH-1W to AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin awarded $43.4M target sight contract, upgrading AH-1W to AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded $43,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 14 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) and data to be integrated into U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters. This integration is part of the U.S. Marine Corps H-1 upgrades program for the remanufacture of legacy aircraft with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

Kollsman awarded $56M contract for AH-1W night target system work

Kollsman awarded $56M contract for AH-1W night target system work

Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $56,887,669 firm-fixed-price five year requirements contract for the repair of four weapons repairable assemblies on the night targeting system upgrade to support the AH-1W helicopter. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and work is expected to be completed by July 2019. No funds will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-14

EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,666,579 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0037) to exercise an option for the installation and procurement of helmet display tracker system (HDTS) kits for AH-1W aircraft, including nine HTDS P-kits, 29 AH-1W Helmet kits, and installation of 54 HDTS.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

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… Read more »

Source: Christie, 04-Dec-13

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HMLA-467 Sabers celebrate 5th anniversary

HMLA-467 Sabers celebrate 5th anniversary

In 2008, the commandant of the Marine Corps proposed to “grow the force,” from that idea arose Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. HMLA-467 was officially activated October 23, 2008. The squadron celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday, by hosting a birthday party in its honor. More than 100 people attended the event. Maj. Lee Hemming,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 04-Nov-13

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Bell awarded $34M delivery order for AH-1W repairs

Bell awarded $34M delivery order for AH-1W repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $34,313,824 for delivery order 7004 against previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00383-11-D-012N) for the repair/overhaul of five items required in support of the AH-1W Helicopter. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2014. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-13

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Elbit awarded $44M contract to support AH-1W Night Targeting System

Elbit awarded $44M contract to support AH-1W Night Targeting System

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has been awarded a $44.8M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the ongoing depot level service and support of the US Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter’s Night Targeting System (NTS). Elbit Systems of America’s Merrimack facility received the contract for services and support to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 26-Sep-13

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Kollsman awarded $44M for AH-1W Night Targeting System work

Kollsman awarded $44M for AH-1W Night Targeting System work

Kollsman, Inc., Merrimack, N.H. is being awarded a $44,800,000 firm-fixed-price, five year requirements contract, to repair nine Weapon Repairable Assemblies on the Night Targeting System in support of the AH-1W Helicopter. Work will be performed at Merrimack, N.H., and is expected to be completed by September 2018. No funds are being obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Sep-13

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PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL Services Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,300,156 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E platforms. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-13

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EFW awarded $11.8M contract for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracker Systems

EFW awarded $11.8M contract for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracker Systems

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,837,950 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) in support of the AH-1W helicopters. This contract includes the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations, and non-recurring engineering and program support. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-May-13

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2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 provided command and control functions as well as strike and escort support during an exercise for various 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing assets Jan. 31. The exercise was conducted to prepare Marines for the Weapons and Tactics Instructors course, where pilots from every branch of Marine aviation learn how to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-Feb-13

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PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,321,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft platforms.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-13

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ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

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EFW awarded $38M for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracking System

EFW awarded $38M for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracking System

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $38,283,186 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide hardware, support equipment, and non-recurring engineering in support of the Helmet Display Tracking System (HDTS) on the AH-1W helicopters.  This contract includes cabling (P-Kits), fixtures, tooling, and non-recurring engineering associated with modifying the helmet design, adding moving map and other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-12

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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Last AH-1W flight for HMLA-267 as unit prepares for AH-1Z

Last AH-1W flight for HMLA-267 as unit prepares for AH-1Z

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted it’s final flight of their last AH-1W Super Cobra at Marine Corps Air Station 39, Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 23. The squadron first received an AH-1W in 1987 and has been conducting training and combat operations with it for the last 25 years. They will receive six AH-1Z… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 30-Mar-12

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US Marines HMLA-269 receives new leadership

US Marines HMLA-269 receives new leadership

Lt. Col. Allen D. Grinalds relinquished command of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 to Lt. Col. Mark E. Van Skike during a ceremony at the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 hangar, Feb. 17. Grinalds has been the commanding officer of the “Gunrunners” squadron since October 2010. Grinalds graduated from the Naval Academy and was… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 05-Mar-12

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Elbit company EFW awarded $8.7M contract for AH-1W helmet work

Elbit company EFW awarded $8.7M contract for AH-1W helmet work

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $8,798,016 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0057) to provide hardware and installations in support of the Helmet Display Tracking System in the AH-1W helicopters.  Work will be performed in Haifa, Israel (66 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (19 percent); and New River, N.C. (15 percent).  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-12

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PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,186,509 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-12

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Turkey requests three AH-1Ws plus parts, training

Turkey requests three AH-1Ws plus parts, training

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Turkey for three AH-1W SUPER COBRA Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $111 million. The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of three AH-1W SUPER COBRA… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 31-Oct-11

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Fatal Cobra crash at Camp Pendleton

Fatal Cobra crash at Camp Pendleton

There has been a fatal accident of a Bell AH-1W at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton in California, killing both occupants. The HeliHub.com page for this accident is at 19-Sep-11 Bell AH-1W Camp Pendleton, US-California (2F)

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-11

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PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,876,931 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corp aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-11

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Marine light attack helicopter Squadron 269 answers call to duty

Marine light attack helicopter Squadron 269 answers call to duty

CAMP DWYER, Afghansitan – The commanding officer of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 received a phone call from his higher headquarters in May. More attack helicopters were needed to support Marines and their coalition partners in southwestern Afghanistan in preparation of the fighting season. Within a few weeks of receiving that phone call, the… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 13-Jun-11

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ONR propels cutting-edge technologies at Naval Helicopter Assocation Symposium

ONR propels cutting-edge technologies at Naval Helicopter Assocation Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va.—When officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) showed up at the 63rd annual Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) Symposium in San Diego from May 9-12, they displayed a technology that allows helicopter aircraft commanders to “take the fight away from the boat.” The Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS) will give helicopters, such as the… Read more »

Source: Office of Naval Research, 13-May-11

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PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,918,581 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-11

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Coalition Forces complete Operation Aero Hunter with AH-1W and UH-1Y

Coalition Forces complete Operation Aero Hunter with AH-1W and UH-1Y

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 18, 2011) — Coalition forces in western Kandahar province completed Operation Aero Hunter Jan. 13. The operation consisted of two phases. The first part was a patrol to flush insurgents out of a village. The second, to implement a series of snap vehicle checkpoints along Route 1 near Forward Operating Base Ramrod…. Read more »

Source: ISAF, 18-Jan-11

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05-May-09 160824 Bell AH-1W Cleveland National Forest, US-California (2F)

5-May-09 160824 Bell AH-1W Cleveland National Forest, US-California

05-May-09

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