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Boeing delivered 500th AH-64E Block III Apache helicopter to customer

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Boeing delivered 500th AH-64E Block III Apache helicopter to customer

Boeing Corporation supplied the customer with the 500th attack helicopter AH-64E Block III Apache ("Apache"). The production of rotorcraft is carried out at an enterprise in the city of Mesa, Arizona. This was reported by the press service of the corporation.


The U.S. Department of Defense announced the start of mass production of heavy attack helicopters AH-64E Block III Apache in the fall of 2012. The new modification was intended to replace the previous version of the AH-64D Block II helicopter in the US Army. In total, the US military expects to receive, by 2026, 690 AH-64E helicopters, including 643 units modified from previous versions.

The AH-64E modification differs from earlier versions by equipping with more powerful T700-701D engines with digital control of operating modes, it has a better drive of the power plant and rotor blades made of composite material, which allowed to increase the helicopter speed by 46 km / h. The new Apache version is designed on the principles of open architecture, equipped with an improved avionics control system, allowing the helicopter to transport additional payload and perform a flight at a higher altitude in hot conditions. Has the ability to control unmanned aerial vehicles from the cockpit.

In 2019, it was reported on the development of a new modification of the AH-64E helicopter. According to the US military, to combat new threats, a new modification may receive a laser system and "new miniature guided ammunition." In addition, the AH-64 Apache must undergo some design changes - in particular, its tail, wings and stabilization system may change.
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  1. Borik
    Borik April 17 2020 15: 11 New
    -2
    If only we could collect hundreds of attack helicopters. But where to get money for this ??
    1. Atlant-1164
      Atlant-1164 April 17 2020 15: 57 New
      -8
      Indians complain about this pepelats .. he falls at them, and strictly on farmland)
      1. Navat
        Navat April 17 2020 22: 19 New
        +1
        It does not fall, but makes an emergency landing. And Apaches weren’t injured during landing
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov April 17 2020 16: 12 New
      -13
      Quote: Borik
      If only we could collect hundreds of attack helicopters. But where to get money for this ??

      We have different concepts with the Americans.
      They have relatively little artillery, but army aviation brigades in each division, and there are no less than a squadron of combat helicopters.
      On the contrary, we have much more artillery, the number of attack helicopters is relatively small.
      1. Navat
        Navat April 17 2020 22: 20 New
        +2
        Shovels, but if so, then their firepower is much more mobile, more accurate and more effective ...
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov April 17 2020 23: 11 New
          -1
          Quote: Navat
          Shovels, but if so, then their firepower is much more mobile, more accurate and more effective ...

          Hooray!!!!!
          Caps throw anyone.
          But this is bad luck. As practice shows, detecting and shooting down a helicopter is much easier than finding and destroying a gun.
          And artillery efficiency is higher
    3. Comrade Michael
      Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 25 New
      +3
      If the country will steal so much on airplanes and helicopters will always not be enough.
  2. Keeping
    Keeping April 17 2020 15: 13 New
    -30
    Americans are imbeciles!
    Apache Helicopters - Bullshit!
    It was necessary to buy from us!
    1. BREAKTHROUGH READY
      BREAKTHROUGH READY April 17 2020 18: 05 New
      -8
      There is nothing surprising, in the mattress is now a real epidemic of mental illness and mental retardation. All because of the use of GMOs in food, tolerance and the pernicious “American values” that make everyone go dull.
      1. Navat
        Navat April 17 2020 22: 21 New
        +3
        And why, then, they have advanced positions in science, and we have absolutely no. Why didn’t Google, Apple, and Microsoft come to us?
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov April 17 2020 23: 13 New
          -2
          Quote: Navat
          And why then do they have advanced positions in science

          This is what they say. And they themselves still can not restore the manned space program, oddly enough.
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova April 17 2020 18: 28 New
      -9
      Of course, garbage is at least no better than ours
      1. Comrade Michael
        Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 26 New
        +4
        Reliability, resources, and electronics are better than ours.
  3. Looking for
    Looking for April 17 2020 15: 15 New
    -3
    Yes, it seems to me that the only deterrent to the USA and NATO is the presence of nuclear weapons in Russia.
    1. Comrade Michael
      Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 25 New
      +2
      Exactly, it is.
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  5. businessv
    businessv April 17 2020 15: 38 New
    0
    In total, the US military expects to receive, by 2026, 690 AH-64E helicopters, including 643 units modified from previous versions.
    These are volumes of deliveries! Except how to praise and say something!
  6. valdemarvar
    valdemarvar April 17 2020 15: 40 New
    +1
    they know how to deliver, good luck, and we will upgrade our own 2 per year.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 17 2020 15: 43 New
      -14
      Yes, they just saw the budget! yes
      1. Comrade Michael
        Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 21 New
        +4
        They just go ahead. And we are engaged in IDBs.
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova April 17 2020 18: 29 New
      -10
      Do you have 2 things to upgrade in Ukraine?
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  7. Vasily Ponomarev
    Vasily Ponomarev April 17 2020 17: 51 New
    0
    Quote: Dead Day
    Yes, they just saw the budget! yes

    anyone that hurts ...
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 17 2020 20: 19 New
      +4
      Quote: Vasily Ponomarev
      Quote: Dead Day
      Yes, they just saw the budget! yes

      anyone that hurts ...

      really bad with a sense of humor? for advanced: it was sarcasm!
  8. Comrade Michael
    Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 21 New
    0
    And with the daily version, how much is delivered?
  9. Comrade Michael
    Comrade Michael April 17 2020 20: 23 New
    +3
    And how many Mi-28 and Ka-52 have been produced with all the modifications. By the way, they still have Osprey in serial production, but how many we have not tried, we could not make it.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek April 17 2020 22: 12 New
      +2
      God forbid, we just need to release a modern transporter with a TVD ..... not up to Osprey.
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov April 17 2020 23: 42 New
      0
      Quote: Comrade Michael
      By the way, they still have Osprey in serial production, but how many we have not tried, we could not make it.

      Why is it needed?
      Cargocult?
      You know, I don’t have a churn in my house ... And I'm not upset, I don’t need it.
      Osprey tool for their marines.
      We have no similar ILC education. Accordingly, we do not need Osprey.

      By the way, American land hunters get by with a bunch of not-so-new Chinook and Black Hawk. Because they really need to transport units, not spend money.
      Of the 58 American brigades, 42 brigades are airmobile. Only for the “heavy” there is no such requirement

      And our motorized rifle regiments and brigades are even heavier, and are practically not adapted to airmobile operations. Unless DshBr, which not so long ago transferred from the SV to the Airborne. Therefore, we not only do not need Osprey, we do not need as many ordinary helicopters as Americans do.

      Helicopters - TOOL
      Turnkey planes - TOOL.
      These are not tsatskis who buy only to brag to others
      1. Comrade Michael
        Comrade Michael April 18 2020 22: 11 New
        0
        Tried, worked through. But we can’t catch them with the tiltrotor already. And the rest of the platforms we have in the early to mid-80s.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov April 19 2020 08: 41 New
          0
          Quote: Comrade Michael
          Tried, worked through.

          And they refused as unnecessary.

          Quote: Comrade Michael
          And the rest of the platforms we have in the early to mid-80s.

          American Army. To say the ground forces.
          Chinooks since 1962, Black Hawks since 1977, Apaches since 1984
  10. Vasily Ponomarev
    Vasily Ponomarev April 18 2020 08: 50 New
    0
    Quote: Dead Day
    Quote: Vasily Ponomarev
    Quote: Dead Day
    Yes, they just saw the budget! yes

    anyone that hurts ...

    really bad with a sense of humor? for advanced: it was sarcasm!

    Yes, I understand that it was humor, you didn’t understand, humor for those who are talking about it in all seriousness, otherwise you wouldn’t make such jokes, understand?
  11. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 18 2020 10: 30 New
    +2
    the Americans made one helicopter and are constantly improving it, money and intelligence hammer only for one purpose and we do not have an elementary understanding of what we want.
    Therefore, there are MI-24, MI-35, MI-28, KA-50, KA-52, all good cars but get confused under each other's feet and no one knows what is best.
    1. Comrade Michael
      Comrade Michael April 18 2020 22: 14 New
      0
      There is no money yet. The priority of the Strategic Rocket Forces is always. Helicopters and tiltrotorplanes are always on line 4-6 .... The explosion of the globe is our fse. Yes and no brains now.