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The USMC is readying its AH-1Z Viper

The USMC is readying its AH-1Z aircrew for the near-peer fight role, as Combat Aircraft Journal reveals

Final Czech Mi-24/35 Hind gunship leaves LOM Praha

The last Mi-24/35 to be overhauled by LOM Praha in Czech Republic flew from the facility on April 26. It marks the end of nearly 40 years of the Czech Air Force’s gunship helicopter being overhauled at the company’s Kbely factory

US green lights Nigerian AH-1Z purchase

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced government approval for a potential foreign military sale to Nigeria of a dozen AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters

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Exercise Report: RNLAF carry out Ex High Blaze

To maintain mountain qualifications within the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s helicopter force, Exercise High Blaze was executed last September. We spoke to the commander of the exercise

France and Spain launch Tiger MkIII programme

The European OCCAR organisation has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme

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Snap to attention: Russia's Ka-52 Alligator

Russia’s history of rotary successes has continued in recent years with the development of the Ka-52 Alligator

USMC AH-1Z damaged after mishap in New Jersey

A USMC-operated Bell AH-1Z Viper has sustained substantial damage after it crashed in a field following a mishap near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown, New Jersey, on January 6

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AH-1Z and UH-1Y on show in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic ordered four Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and eight UH-1Y Venom utility rotorcraft in December 2019, so it was not surprising to see examples of both from the USMC in the NATO Air Days static display from September 18-19

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Russia signs contract for first upgraded Ka-52Ms

Russian Helicopters announced on August 24 that it had signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence to supply the first modernised Ka-52M attack helicopters

Russia orders first batch of modernised Ka-52Ms

Russian Helicopters has been contracted to supply the first batch of upgraded serial production Kamov Ka-52M 'Alligator' attack helicopters to the Russian MOD, with deliveries expected to begin in 2022