U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter.

(The picture is taken from the US Marine Corps)

[Compiled Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] After Poland, Slovakia announced on the 17th that it would donate 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, becoming the second NATO country to donate fighter jets to Ukraine.

Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad confirmed on the 22nd that the United States has provided Slovakia with 12 AH-1Z "Viper" attack helicopters to fill the gap in the country's air force.

Nader posted on Facebook that the United States will provide the country with 12 new AH-1Z "Viper" attack helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter (Bell Helicopter), ancillary equipment, pilot and technician training, and more than 500 AGMs. -114 "Hellfire 2" missiles.

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The AH-1Z "Viper" is an upgrade plan of the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter structure commissioned by Bell Helicopter Company by the U.S. Marine Corps. It is the "Zulu Cobra," a nickname derived from the NATO phonetic alphabet.

The AH-1Z Viper helicopter has introduced a new engine and rotor transmission system, and has a larger fuel tank. All the updates allow the AH-1Z Viper helicopter to fly faster and farther, and it can also carry more load, and will support Ground forces maximize time and be able to perform longer missions on the battlefield.

AH-1Z can launch quite a variety of weapons. In addition to rockets, Hellfire missiles, and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, it can even launch AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles.