5 Reasons the Apache is Bad News for Its Enemies
about this Bird of Prey
The U.S. Armys heavily armed and extremely agile primary attack helicopter.
Designed to fight day, night, and in adverse weather conditions around the world.
AN/APG-78 Longbow fire control radar
Can track up to 128 targets, and engage up to 16 at once, due to its powerful fire control radar.
twin engine, four bladedmulti-mission attack helicopter
Operated by a two-man crew. The pilot sits in rear cockpit and the co-pilot/gunner sits in front. Both airman can fly helicopter and fire the weapons.
avionics and optics are intimidatingThe AH-64 can monitor troop positions and movements well outside the audible range of enemy troops. The AH-64 can see the enemy up-close, day or night, even when the enemy does not know that it is in the area. Its capable of firing air-to-surface fire and forget missiles from up to 7.5 miles away. Chances are, if you hear the AH-64s rotors chopping through the air and it's looking for you, its already too late.
5 Reasons the Apache is Bad News for Its Enemy
The Apache has a maximum speed of 186 mph, a combat radius of 300 mi, a service ceiling of 21,000 ft, and a rate of climb of 2,500 ft/min.
Armed with a 30mm M230 chain gun with 1,200 rounds, and 4 hardpoints to carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or Hydra 70mm air-to-ground rockets. The Apache also has stations on each wingtip for AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air twin missile packs.
As part of the target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor, the Apache has 3 dierent target acquisition sensors. Day TV lets the pilot see images during the day and low light levels in black and white. TADS FLIR provides thermal images, real world and magnified, during day, night, or in adverse weather. DVO views real world in full color and can magnify images during daylight and dusk conditions.
3. state of the art optics
4. helmet trackingIntegrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS) not only provides impact protection but also displays flight and target information and controls weapons systems. The 30mm cannon tracks with the pilots head movement, directing the weapon to wherever the pilot looks.
The AH-64 has redundant control systems and can withstand damage from rounds up to 23mm in critical areas to ensure combat survivability. The cockpit contains armor and pressure wave shielding that surrounds the pilot.
since 1984 2000+ have been produced
Though the U.S. Army is the primary operator of the Apache, it is also in service in thirteen other countries that include Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and more.
Saudi ArabiaSingaporeSouth KoreaTaiwan (Republic of China)United Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States
The Apache has seen incrementaltechnology updates and insertions at regular intervals to ensure it remains the most capable, multi-role attack helicopter in the world. With companies like Duotech that have capabilities to extend the life of the AH-64 by repairing its aging and obsolete systems, this multi-role attack helicopter will remain in service for countries around the world for years to come.
Extending the life of AH-64 Apache
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