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The AH-1Z Viper: Most Advanced αttαck Helicopter in the World

The AH-1Z Viper is the Marine Corps’ primary rotor-wing ground αttαck aircraft.

The AH-1Z αttαck helicopter provides rotary wing close air support, anti-armor, armed escort, armed visual reconnaissance and fire support coordination capabilities under day night, and adverse weather conditions.

The AH-1Z Vipers is fielded in Marine Light αttαck Helicopter Squadrons, or HMLAs. Detachments from the HMLAs are deployed as part of Marine Expeditionary Units to support ship-based amphibious exercises and operations.