An AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), and an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), conduct Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. The purpose of this exercise was to provide familiarization and concept development of manned-unmanned teaming.
RM2M5F4T4An AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), and an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), conduct Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. The purpose of this exercise was to provide familiarization and concept development of manned-unmanned teaming.
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, work on a top rotor blade of an AH-1Z Viper Helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 21, 2021.  HMLA-169 consistently maintains their aircraft in order to be ready for any operation in the Indo-Pacific region.
RM2GKM1FYU.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, work on a top rotor blade of an AH-1Z Viper Helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 21, 2021. HMLA-169 consistently maintains their aircraft in order to be ready for any operation in the Indo-Pacific region.
AH-1Z Viper prepares to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif,  Dec. 11, 2017. The Viper is 53ft. in length and can reach top speeds of 200 knots. (U.S. Marine Corps
RMKTAF65AH-1Z Viper prepares to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif, Dec. 11, 2017. The Viper is 53ft. in length and can reach top speeds of 200 knots. (U.S. Marine Corps
An AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), flies with an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), during Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training for their pre-deployment work up near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. This training provided familiarization opportunities with Unmanned Aircraft Systems and manned Aircraft working simultaneously.¬¬ (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andres Hernandez)
RM2J01C8KAn AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), flies with an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), during Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training for their pre-deployment work up near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. This training provided familiarization opportunities with Unmanned Aircraft Systems and manned Aircraft working simultaneously.¬¬ (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andres Hernandez)
An AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), flies with an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), during Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training for their pre-deployment work up near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. This training provided familiarization opportunities with Unmanned Aircraft Systems and manned Aircraft working simultaneously.¬¬
RM2M5F4P0An AH-1Z Viper (top) with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), flies with an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), during Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance Training for their pre-deployment work up near El Centro, California, March 10, 2022. This training provided familiarization opportunities with Unmanned Aircraft Systems and manned Aircraft working simultaneously.¬¬
U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper Helicopter mechanic with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, works on a top rotor blade at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 21, 2021.  HMLA-169 consistently maintains their aircraft in order to be ready for any operation in the Indo-Pacific region.
RM2GKM1G6U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper Helicopter mechanic with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, works on a top rotor blade at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 21, 2021. HMLA-169 consistently maintains their aircraft in order to be ready for any operation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Cpl. Kevin Yoon (top), an avionics technician, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron - 773, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII, conducts routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper at São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil, during exercise UNITAS LXIII, Sept. 7, 2022. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during littoral and amphibious operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships an
RM2KFCM0WCpl. Kevin Yoon (top), an avionics technician, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron - 773, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII, conducts routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper at São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil, during exercise UNITAS LXIII, Sept. 7, 2022. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during littoral and amphibious operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships an
Cpl. Kevin Yoon (top), an avionics technician, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron - 773, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII, conducts routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper at São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil, during exercise UNITAS LXIII, Sept. 7, 2022. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during littoral and amphibious operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships an
RM2MKA3P5Cpl. Kevin Yoon (top), an avionics technician, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron - 773, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII, conducts routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper at São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil, during exercise UNITAS LXIII, Sept. 7, 2022. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during littoral and amphibious operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships an
210407-M-JX780-1784 BAY OF BENGAL (April 7, 2021) – Clockwise, from top left, an Australian Royal Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk and a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), right, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship, JS Akebono (DD 108), while the ships maneuver in formation through the Bay of Bengal during La Perouse 2021. La Perouse is an exercise during the annual French Navy midshipman deployment called Mission Jeanne d'Arc. The exercise is d
RM2GKF9N9210407-M-JX780-1784 BAY OF BENGAL (April 7, 2021) – Clockwise, from top left, an Australian Royal Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk and a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), right, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship, JS Akebono (DD 108), while the ships maneuver in formation through the Bay of Bengal during La Perouse 2021. La Perouse is an exercise during the annual French Navy midshipman deployment called Mission Jeanne d'Arc. The exercise is d
210407-M-JX780-1776 BAY OF BENGAL (April 7, 2021) – Clockwise, from top left, an Australian Royal Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk and a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the French Navy ship, FS Tonnerre (L9014), French Navy La Fayette-class frigate, Surcouf (F711), and Australian Royal Navy ship, HMAS Anzac (FFH 150), while the ships maneuver in formation through the Bay of Bengal during La Perouse 2021. The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready G
RM2GKF9N4210407-M-JX780-1776 BAY OF BENGAL (April 7, 2021) – Clockwise, from top left, an Australian Royal Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk and a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the French Navy ship, FS Tonnerre (L9014), French Navy La Fayette-class frigate, Surcouf (F711), and Australian Royal Navy ship, HMAS Anzac (FFH 150), while the ships maneuver in formation through the Bay of Bengal during La Perouse 2021. The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready G
ARABIAN SEA (June 24, 2015)  U.S. Marine Cpl. Dylan Kelley applies an anti-corrosion solution to helicopter rotor components aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). This type of maintenance keeps the aircraft running in top condition during the deployment. Anchorage is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry/Released) Detail work, U.S. Marines maintain aircraft
RMHF3EABARABIAN SEA (June 24, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Dylan Kelley applies an anti-corrosion solution to helicopter rotor components aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). This type of maintenance keeps the aircraft running in top condition during the deployment. Anchorage is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry/Released) Detail work, U.S. Marines maintain aircraft
AH-1Z Viper prepares to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif,  Dec. 11, 2017. The Viper is 53ft. in length and can reach top speeds of 200 knots. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)
RMMJMKMRAH-1Z Viper prepares to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif, Dec. 11, 2017. The Viper is 53ft. in length and can reach top speeds of 200 knots. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)