No one will change the Apache 791 helicopter all at once. This helicopter has been in service for many years, and we will keep it in the future. As soon as a successor has been chosen for AH-64, a transition period will begin that will take at least 20 years.- said Richard Tyler, Apache Attack Helicopter Project Manager for the American Army.
To combat the new threats, the Apaches are planning to equip them with a laser machine and “new miniature guided munitions”. Details of the rearmament is not disclosed yet. In addition, AH-64 Apache has to undergo some design changes - in particular, its tail, wings and stabilization system may change.
As of 2014, the Apache was one of the most common attack helicopters in the world: during production, more than 2000 units were produced, which are in service with the armies of the USA, Japan, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands and many other countries.