AH-64 APACHE QUICK FACTS
Boeing produced 937 AH-64A Apaches between 1984 and 1997. Some remain in service today, and have:
○ Two high-performance turbo shaft engines and maximum cruise speed of 284 kmph.
○ Laser, infrared, and other systems (including target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor) to locate, track, and attack targets.
○ A combination of laser-guided precision Hellfire missiles, 70mm rockets, and a 30mm automatic cannon with up to 1,200 high-explosive, dual-purpose ammunition rounds.
Boeing’s AH-64D Apache and the AH-64D Apache Longbow have numerous enhancements, including:
○ Longer-range weapons accuracy and all-weather/night fighting.
○ Detection of objects (moving or stationary) without being detected.
○ Classification and threat-prioritisation 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.