The most pleasing features of the GEC Venom facelift of Bell's AH1-W are:

reduction of crew workload, which has been achieved by the simpler, but more efficient, cockpits;

more effective systems for operating day and night in nearly all weathers (the aircraft is not cleared for icing conditions);

putting the pilot in the front seat, where he can see more;

the ability either to fly or manage the search and attack systems from either seat;

to be able to fly the aircraft, do everything required , see everything necessary with the minimum amount of taking hands off the controls or having to look into the cockpit.

Half the cost of these combat/attack helicopters goes into the avionics. You can see why.

Source: Flight International