NAVAIR accepts 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z Viper

The Naval Air Systems Command recognized an impressive production streak this week with the 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z Viper, the Marine’s attack helicopter.

“Of all of the domestic AH-1Zs delivered to date, 91 percent of them have been on-time,” said Col Vasilios Pappas, PMA-276 program manager. “This is a feat only possible through the determination of our production team and the program’s strong relationship with our industry partners and suppliers.”

UH-1Y Venom

The UH-1Y is the most significant upgrade ever made to the venerable and battle-proven H-1 helicopter. At the heart of the upgrade is a new four-bladed, all-composite and ballistically tolerant (up to 23 mm) rotor system.