The Brazilian Army has contacted the US government to inquire about possibly buying surplus US Marine Corps (USMC) Bell AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters, the army told Jane’s .
No government-to-government talks have yet been scheduled.
The United States recently announced plans to sell surplus SuperCobras through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) programme. The type remains a valuable combat platform and the aircraft could be ready for delivery quickly as well as integrate modern avionics.
The army is considering various options to meet requirements of its Procurement of Attack Capability project, part of Army Strategic Program Army Aviation (Prg EE AvEx).
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