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UH-1Y Venom  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 160
Also Known As: UH-1Y Huey II and UH-1Y Super Huey
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Textron
Parent System: UH-1Y Venom
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 160
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Description: The UH-1Y is the latest derivative of proven UH-1 Huey helicopter being developed under the USMC $4.5 billion H-1 program. It features a four-bladed main rotor powered by two T700-GE-401C engines. Under the H-1 upgrade program a dozen of existing UH-1Ns will be re-manufactured to the UH-1Y configuration with the remaining aircraft to be new built. Aircraft modified under the H-1 program will remain in service with the USMC beyond 2025.

The H-1 upgrade will reduce 70% maintenance costs saving around $1 billion while providing a more survivable, maneuverable, and supportability helicopter using the most modern technologies available. The UH-1Y and the AH-1Z aircraft to be modified under the H-1 program will share 84% of component parts.

The UH-1Y features 125% increased payload, 50% increased cruise speed, higher g loads, full digital glass cockpit, TopOwl helmet mounted displays, advanced electronic warfare protection suite, and a crashworthy fuel system to reduce risk of fire over current UH-1Ns.

The UH-1Y helicopter primary mission will be troops and materiel transport with a secondary attack capability using rocket launchers. Bell Helicopter will remanufacture 12 existing UH-1Ns to the UH-1Y configuration and deliver the remaining 88 aircraft through a new production batch.

On April 4, 2005, Bell Helicopter Textron was awarded a $104 million contract to exercise an option for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot II procurement of 3 AH-1Zs and 4 UH-1Ys in fiscal year 2005 under the H-1 program. The work was expected to be complete by December 2007.

On 20 July 2006, Bell Helicopter Textron was awarded LRIP lot III procurement contract for 7 UH-1Ys, a UH-1Y flight simulator, and 4 composite maintenance trainers under H-1 program. The lot III contract was valued at $137 million and was slated for completion in September 2008.

Bell Helicopter rolled out its first production AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters September 27, 2006, at Amarillo plant, Texas. The US Marine Corps H-1 program calls for 280 upgraded attack helicopters and utility helicopters.

UH-1Y Venom Applications

Fighting Ships LHA 6 America LHA 8

UH-1Y Venom Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 10
Ceiling: 6,100 meter (20,013 foot)
Max Range: 482 kilometer (260 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 130 nautical mile (150 mile)
Cruise Speed: 150 knot (278 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 170 knot (315 kph)
Flight Endurance: 2.80 hour (0.12 day)
Empty Weight: 5,369 kilogram (11,836 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,390 kilogram (18,496 pound)
Payload: 1,460 kilogram (3,219 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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UH-1Y Venom News

There are 24 news between
18 Oct 2005 and 13 May 2016
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Friday, May 13, 2016US Marine Corps Awards Bell Helicopter Contract for 28 H-1 Aircraft
Friday, March 11, 2016US Navy Orders 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y and 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z Helicopters
Tuesday, August 25, 2015US Marine Corps Places Order for 16 Lot 12/13 UH-1Y and 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z Helicopters
Friday, May 16, 2014US Navy Awards Contract for H-1 Lot 11 Contract for 12 AH-1Z and 12 UH-1Y Helicopters
Thursday, April 24, 2014Northrop Grumman Awarded US Navy Contract for Next-Generation Mission Computer
Thursday, March 27, 2014US Navy Places Order for 15 UH-1Y and 11 AH-1Z Helicopters
Tuesday, January 29, 2013Northrop Grumman Awarded H-1 Helicopter Mission Computer Contract by US Navy
Thursday, December 27, 2012US Navy Places Order for 15 UH-1Y and 10 AH-1Z Lot 10 Aircraft
Tuesday, October 16, 2012US Navy Awards Lot 9 Production Contract for 15 UH-1Y and 10 AH-1Z Helicopters
Tuesday, May 22, 2012Test Demonstrates APKWS Short-Range Accuracy and Penetrator Warhead Performance

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United States of America160
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Oct 200814

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