AH-1 Cobra


Raytheon Awarded $9 Million to Procure TOW Missiles for the Royal Jordanian Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $9,168,750 modification (P00030) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 to procure tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles for the Marine Corps and the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Fiscal 2010, 2014, and2015 other procurement and other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $10,837,500 were obligated at the time […]


US Halted Israeli Arms Transfer to Nigeria

The United States suspended the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer, according to Abuja. The transfer of such aircraft requires a review to determine its “consistency with US policy interests,” Obama administration officials told The Jerusalem Post. Reviews of this kind take […]


Bahraini Air Force Details Modernisation Plans

The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) is to embark on a comprehensive modernisation plan to enhance the capabilities of both its fixed- and rotary-winged combat fleets, a senior officer disclosed on 22 January. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, Colonel Salah Al Mansoor, Head of Planning, HQ, RBAF, said that the […]


Israel Retires Cobra Attack Helicopters

The IAF has quietly retired one of its oldest and most venerable weapon systems recently. The AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter OrBat, which entered service in 1975, was demobilized pursuant to a decision (in the context of the recent cuts in the defense budget) to discontinue using the outdated helicopters. The demobilization process was executed in […]


Israel Swaps Killer Copters for Killer Drones

Israel has pulled from service one of its most battle-proven military aircraft. The Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship, which served with distinction in a long line of campaigns since the mid-1970s, is being replaced … with drones. The news comes as no surprise to close observers of the Israeli air force. In fact, the last […]