Ready to Win - For Poland

Bell AH-1Z Viper

 

The AH-1Z for Poland

The AH-1Z Viper gives air superiority like no other helicopter in the world, and will defeat enemy tanks on the battlefield. Combat capabilities, as well as excellent interoperability and situational awareness are tailored to the needs of the Polish Army.

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Environmentally Hardened for the Modern Battlefield

AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y are a lethal effective duo, prepared for missions in the most difficult environmental conditions, regardless of dust, sand, temperature, and in Poland – from the Baltic Sea, the Suwałki Corridor to the Tatra Mountains.
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Innovative Interface and Communication

Pilots and AH-1Z Viper are united. With advanced Link-16 technology, the AH-1Z provides optimal situational awareness for aircrew.
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Understanding Poland

"How can Poland defend its borders?" Magdalena Łęcka-Reinhard talks about the importance and timeliness of this question, also in the context of Poland's cooperation with Bell. Magda explains Poland to us, its magnificent but difficult past, dynamic and dignified present, as well as an ambitious vision of the future.
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Bell and the Polish School of Engineering

Janusz Karnkowski has always been passionate about aviation. At Bell, his work confirms the reputation of Polish engineering. Let’s introduce his history and opinion about what choosing the AH-1Z Viper will mean for Poland.
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Efficiency, Reliability, Low Cost

H-1 helicopters impress with their versatility, ease of service and lower cost of use compared to the competition. The AH-1Z Viper will operate from anywhere, without the need for additional infrastructure support.

Supporting Poland's Missions

Helicopter Modernization

Bell can provide Poland with the most advanced, cost effective and mission capable aircraft for its national security requirements and broader NATO responsibilities. Bell’s advanced fleet of purpose-built military, para-public and civil certified aircraft afford the best mix of capability, affordability and sustainability for all Polish helicopter modernization programs: Kruk, Perkoz, and Kondor.

Seamless Integration

Bell’s AH-1Z Viper is the newest, most advanced attack helicopter in production. Viper will provide Poland with critical combat capability to defeat hostile armored formations and air to air superiority to engage offensive helicopter formations. The Viper is the only Attack Helicopter which teams with the F-35 under the US Marine Corps to operate seamlessly together to defeat air and ground threats. This already proven integration provides an operational concept for Poland to employ the F-35 with the AH-1Z Viper.

Successful Conditions
Poland’s employment of Bell’s AH-1Z Viper sets the conditions for successful combat conditions today and grows familiarity to position Poland and Polish industry for the future vertical lift requirements of tomorrow.

Bell can provide Poland with the most advanced, cost effective and mission capable aircraft for its national security requirements and broader NATO responsibilities. Bell’s advanced fleet of purpose-built military, para-public and civil certified aircraft afford the best mix of capability, affordability and sustainability for all Polish helicopter modernization programs: Kruk, Perkoz, and Kondor.

Bell’s AH-1Z Viper is the newest, most advanced attack helicopter in production. Viper will provide Poland with critical combat capability to defeat hostile armored formations and air to air superiority to engage offensive helicopter formations. The Viper is the only Attack Helicopter which teams with the F-35 under the US Marine Corps to operate seamlessly together to defeat air and ground threats. This already proven integration provides an operational concept for Poland to employ the F-35 with the AH-1Z Viper.

Poland’s employment of Bell’s AH-1Z Viper sets the conditions for successful combat conditions today and grows familiarity to position Poland and Polish industry for the future vertical lift requirements of tomorrow.

Supporting Poland's Industry

Bell envisions robust future industrial potential and welcomes the proven competence present in today’s Polish aviation industry, workforce and university system, starting with a relationship with the AH-1Z Viper. Bell believes Polish industry is highly capable and able to build, maintain and modernize new aircraft for both Kruk and Perkoz programs. We are ready for collective efforts that encompass military capability today while building industrial relationships for the future in the vertical lift community.
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Bell and Polish industry have initiated the march toward technology. Bell works closely with Seco Warwick and others in the Polish manufacturing industry to develop cutting edge metallic manufacturing technologies. This relationship will continue as Bell integrates this equipment and technology into the newly established Manufacturing Technologies Center (MTC). The MTC is an innovation center that will validate technology and manufacturing methodologies for Bell’s production of the next generation aircraft both in the civilian market and future vertical lift programs such as the V-280 Valor and 360 Invictus.
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Bell Military Innovation and Next-Generation Aircraft

Bell experience and culture of innovation already provides next generation technology that is NATO compatible. As the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense move forward on the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, the Bell V-280 Valor is one of the two candidates to provide the future solution for the U.S. Army’s vertical lift requirements. In addition to the V-280 Valor, Bell is also one of the two finalists to provide the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft for the U.S. Army. The Bell 360- Invictus delivers advanced speed, range, and agility to meet the future needs of the US Army.
There are several Allies and partners interested in the V-280 Valor and Bell 360 Invictus. Bell encourages Poland to become a part of that group and submit a Letter of Interest to the U.S. Department of Defense on the FVL program. With this letter, the Polish government would have access to information that could later result in the sale of these aircraft through the FMS program, as well as the possibility of establishing industrial cooperation.
V-280 at Alliance Air Show 2019 and ATAC L39 Jet 3

Missions

Attack
Locate the target and hit it with devastating precision. The Bell AH-1Z is the only attack helicopter in the world with fully-integrated “AIM-9M Sidewinder” air-to-air missile capability—giving you an airborne edge.
Aerial Reconnaissance
Identify and designate between friend and foe with the Target Sight System, enabling the H-1’s superior fire control and targeting performance. High-tech sensors enable pilots to identify, track and assign targets—even at maximum weapon range.
Escort
Never take flight unprotected. Scan landing zones thoroughly, and respond to threats en route. All in one exceptional aerial escort to protect friendly forces.
Active Air Defense
Protect and defend at great distance with these offensive airborne assets. Use advanced technology and durable platforms to achieve overmatch and accomplish the mission.
Strike Coordination and Recon
Accurate, lethal targeting of large-scale formations; the H-1 is the culmination of the air-ground teaming mentality, protecting Baltic shores and defending Polish skies from all threats.
Locate the target and hit it with devastating precision. The Bell AH-1Z is the only attack helicopter in the world with fully-integrated “AIM-9M Sidewinder” air-to-air missile capability—giving you an airborne edge.
Identify and designate between friend and foe with the Target Sight System, enabling the H-1’s superior fire control and targeting performance. High-tech sensors enable pilots to identify, track and assign targets—even at maximum weapon range.
Never take flight unprotected. Scan landing zones thoroughly, and respond to threats en route. All in one exceptional aerial escort to protect friendly forces.
Protect and defend at great distance with these offensive airborne assets. Use advanced technology and durable platforms to achieve overmatch and accomplish the mission.
Accurate, lethal targeting of large-scale formations; the H-1 is the culmination of the air-ground teaming mentality, protecting Baltic shores and defending Polish skies from all threats.

The AH-1Z and the UH-1Y provides the Marine Corps with the most advanced attack and utility helicopters in the world. They represent the most effective and efficient means of accomplishing a wide array of missions in any location and are a force multiplier for the ground force commander.

Gen. (Ret.) James F. Amos

USMC, served as the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

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