The Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter is a versatile platform capable of performing a wide range of missions, including troop transport, medical evacuation, close air support, and search and rescue operations

The UH-1Y Venom is equipped with modern avionics and systems, including a digital glass cockpit, integrated mission management system, and advanced communication and navigation systems

The Venom has an increased payload capacity compared to its predecessor, the UH-1N Huey. It can carry up to 12 fully equipped troops or a variety of external loads, such as weapons, supplies, or auxiliary fuel tanks

The helicopter is compatible with night vision goggles (NVGs) and has integrated night vision lighting, enabling operations in low-light or nighttime conditions

The UH-1Y Venom can be equipped with a variety of weapon systems, including machine guns, rockets, and guided missiles

The Venom incorporates various survivability features, such as ballistic armor protection for crew and critical systems, crashworthy seats, and self-sealing fuel tanks

The UH-1Y Venom is powered by twin General Electric T700 engines, providing increased reliability and safety through dual-engine redundancy

The Venom offers enhanced performance compared to previous models, with increased speed, range, and maneuverability. It can operate at higher altitudes and in hot and high conditions, expanding its operational envelope

The UH-1Y Venom is designed for rapid deployment and can be quickly transported by military transport aircraft, such as the C-17 Globemaster III

The UH-1Y Venom shares significant commonality with the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, including common engines, dynamic components, and avionics systems