The Jordanian government pledged last year to donate two US-built Bell AH-1 Cobra
helicopters, and President Rodrigo Duterte had mentioned this in some of his speeches.
The Bell AH-1 Cobra
is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter.
The exercise included the deployment of F-16 and Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) fighter jets, AH-1 Cobra
and AH-64E Apache helicopter gunships, Knox-class frigates, Thunderbolt-2000 rocket launchers, M109A2 howitzers, M110A2 howitzers, CM-11 Brave Tiger tanks, CM11 armored vehicles, CM22 mortar carriers, and CM-32 and CM34 Clouded Leopards.
The donation of two Bell AH-1 Cobra
attack helicopters to beef up the Philippines' military capability was tackled during the President's meeting with the King.
class="MsoNormalIn July last year, KDF announced that it was receiving an undisclosed number of second-hand Bell AH-1 Cobra
attack helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan.
Jordan's AH-1 Cobra
helicopter is capable of operating at night and will boost the country's campaign against terrorism and insurgency.
However, it's worth noting that in 2003 then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged that US Marine AH-1 Cobra
helicopters had made use of the AGM-114N Metal Augmented Charge in Iraq.
The Army will not only replace its Apaches and Black Hawks, but the Marines will replace their AH-1 Cobra
and UH-1 Iroquois helicopters.
"Based on our forecast of what will be delivered this year to Bahrain includes AH-1 Cobra
choppers worth $64m, VVG-2 (laser rangefinder receivers) worth $4m and F-16 services for maintenance worth $12m."
To counter insurgency in the West border, Pakistan has been using US made AH-1 Cobra
helicopters, has suffered plethora problems and Islamabad has urgently needed to replace them.
Indian news reports said she is accused of sending to Iran 13 different types of aircraft parts for the F-5 Tiger fighter jet, the AH-1 Cobra
attack helicopter, the CH-53 military transport helicopter, the F-14 Tomcat fighter and the UH-1 Huey military helicopter.