AH-64D Apache Longbow
Boeing – Between 1984 and 1997, Boeing produced 937 AH-64As for the U.S. Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The radar-equipped AH-64D Apache Longbow features numerous enhanced capabilities, including:
- Longer-range weapons accuracy and all-weather/night fighting
- Detection of objects (moving or stationary) without being detected
- Classification and threat-prioritization of up to 128 targets in less than a minute
- Integrated sensors, networking, and digital communications for situational awareness, management of the combat arena in real time, and digital transmission of images and target locations to joint operations battlefield commanders
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours.
The Army’s aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June as Apache crews flew combat missions in Afghanistan, participated in exercises in South Korea, and trained with the new AH-64D Apache Block III. Apaches began operating in 1984.