Caption: An AH-1Z Viper from Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron 267 helicopter flies past Mount Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, last March.
Caption: An AH-IZ Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron (HMLA) 267 prepares to be transported on a C-5 Galaxy.
Caption: For a comparatively light attack helicopter
, the AgustaWestland A129 packs a very effective punch, in this case combining a 20 mm GD M197 Gatling gun with four MBDA Hot and four Lockheed Martin AGM-774 Hellfire anti-armour missiles.
The only helicopters in the area were an AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey, from Marine Light Attack Helicopter
The section already had completed missions spanning many of the tasks of a Marine Light Attack Helicopter
squadron: close air support, armed reconnaissance, time-sensitive target overwatch, point-of-origin searches for anti-Iraqi force indirect fire and small-arms assets, and screening missions north of the river and west of the city.
The blessing of kids is a gift some of Gibboney's friends in Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron 167 never experienced.
The OH-58C Kiowa, OH-58D Aeroscout/AHIP, UH-60A Black Hawk, AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache and the future LHX light attack helicopter
of the US Army are all getting an air-to-air version of the FIM-92 Stinger as a self-defence weapon system.
Gazelle is used as a light attack helicopter
and reconnaissance missions.
The Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron 167 here has had to watch its West Coast counterparts fly them in combat for more than a year.
As a light attack helicopter
, the LHX will have to be able to destroy armour and mechanized forces, suppress and destroy enemy air defences, destroy second-echelon forces, provide rapid rear-area protection and conduct joint air-attack-team operations.
The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter
also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its ability to shoot both precision and non-precision weapons systems.