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AH-64A Apache  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 937
Also Known As: AH-64A Peten
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: AH-64 Apache
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,558
Family Members: AH-64D Apache, AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian
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Description: The AH-64 Apache is a twin-turbine engine, armored, attack helicopter designed to defeat the most advanced main battle tanks at standoff ranges. It employs a combination of advanced sensors and Hellfire anti-tank missiles (up to 16), as well as a 30mm nose-mounted M230 chain gun (1,200 rounds) and 70mm unguided rockets (up to 76). The Apache is capable of operation at night, in darkness, and in adverse weather, even in presence of obscurants. The M230 chain gun fires M788 30mm target practice rounds and M848 30mm dummy ammunition during training. They were deployed for the first time in Panama during operation Just Cause in 1989 and subsequently in other military campaigns with less impact than during the Gulf War. In 1991 the AH-64As played a vital role destroying Iraqi armored battle tanks stationary and moving. In 2003 during operation Iraqi Freedom they provided close air support to American armored units while they were deploying throughout Iraq. There are three generations or blocks of the Apache attack helicopter: AH-64A Block I in the mid-1980s, AH-64D Block II in the late 1990s and AH-64E Block III in the early 2010s.

The AH-64A Apache attack helicopter entered service with the US Army in 1984. Boeing delivered 937 AH-64As to the US Army (821), Greece, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Some operators are upgrading their AH-64A helicopters to the more capable AH-64D Longbow Apache configuration.

AH-64A Apache Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
Height: 4.64 meter (15.2 foot)
Length: 17.7 meter (58 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 14.6 meter (48 foot)
Width: 5.23 meter
Performance
Max Range: 482 kilometer (260 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,392 shp
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 79 mps (284 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 3 hour
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 6,838 kilogram (15,075 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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AH-64A Apache News

There are 5 news between
2 Sep 2003 and 18 Jan 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007US Army Awards Contract for 126 Remanufactured AH-64D Apache Longbows
Friday, July 28, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks AH-64A Upgrade to AH-64D
Wednesday, July 6, 2005Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow Goes Ahead
Friday, September 24, 2004Multi-Service Combat Support Breakthrough
Tuesday, September 2, 2003Greece Becomes the Latest Apache Longbow Export Customer

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Greece20
YearHoldings
200620
Israel42
YearHoldings
201427
United States of America821
All the US army's A models were upgraded to D standard in the late 1990s and 2000s

Grand Total 9696
Cannons & Gear
M230 Chain Gunx1
Defensive Weapons
AGM-114A Hellfirex16
AGM-114C Hellfirex16
AGM-114F Hellfirex16
AGM-114K Hellfire IIx16
Offensive Weapons
AGM-114B Hellfirex16
AGM-122A Sidearmx2
Protection Systems
AN/ALQ-136x1
AN/ALQ-144A
AN/ALQ-162
AN/APR-48A RFIx1
Sensor Systems
TADS/PNVSx1
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