SP's Aviation - - MILITARY | APACHE -

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.

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