Cobra To Viper | The Corps prepares for a new era in aviation


We can bring double the ordnance, We can extend 20 to 30 percent on both the range and the fly time, For a time on station for a ground commander. The biggest change again is in the sensor capability we have, the standoff, And our ability to mitigate a threat without entering in to its weapons engagement zone. We can stand off from the threat, provide real-time updates to the ground commander, And then allow him to make the best decision for his hue maneuver. The biggest thing with the Bell operations program is the commonality between the UH-1 Yankee, And the H1-Zulu’s – 84 percent parts essentially from the cockpit – back of the aircraft is the exact same. So what this means is for maintenance quals, it’s easier to understand and qual-up as your working on the aircraft.

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