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USMC eyes up Super Cobra suitors

24th January 2018 - 16:05 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The USMC is set to offload a surplus of Bell Helicopter AH-1W Super Cobras to FMS customers.

Details of the development were recently disclosed by the US DoD with the aircraft being made available ‘for depot-level maintenance and modification to meet customer requirements’.

The sources sought notice requests industry to outline its ‘interest and capability’ for manufacturing AH-1W glass cockpits alongside facilitating pilot and maintenance training.

Industry has also been invited to attend an AH-1W attack helicopter day on 24 January by the US Army’s H-1 Light Attack Helicopter Program Office in a bid to further collaborate on manufacturing details.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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