ROMANIA IS TO procure 96 AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters in a major co-operative programme agreed between the country's Government and manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron.

The aircraft will be licence-produced in Romania, and deliveries will begin in 1999. IAR Brasov will be responsible for the airframe and Turbomeccanica the dynamics system,

The AH-1F is an upgraded version of the AH-1S, with a more powerful engine and up-rated transmission.

Source: Flight International