Following a successful operational evaluation, the U.S. Marine Corps plans to request approval for full-rate production of the new AH-1Z attack helicopter. A Defense Acquisition Board meeting is set to review the project early in November, says Col. Harry Hewson, who manages the Huey and Cobra upgrade programs for Naval Air Systems Command. The Navy declared the AH-1Z Viper, also known as the Zulu, operationally effective and suitable following the final evaluation. Lt. Gen. ...


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