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Britain receives first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters

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Britain receives first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters

Britain has begun rearmament with the new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. According to the press service of the British Ministry of Defense, the first two helicopters for the army aviation arrived at the Wattisham base.


The helicopters were redeployed from the United States aboard the RAF C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, along with service personnel from the 7th Royal Air Force Support Battalion for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (7 Avn Spt Bn REME).

The new vehicles will allow the UK to maintain its attack helicopter combat capability for decades to come, thanks to improved digital capabilities. The new helicopter is already in service with the US Army and other countries

- it is spoken in the message of the British military department.

The contract for 50 new AH-64E attack helicopters was signed in 2016. All helicopters will be delivered under the American Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The new AH-64E Apache Guardian is to replace 66 WAH-64D Block I Apache Longbow AH.1 helicopters, licensed in the 1990s by Westland (then AgustaWestland) at its Yeovil facility. All helicopters will be fully manufactured at the American Boeing facility and are due to be delivered to the UK in 2020-2024.

The first flights of the AH-64E in the UK are expected to begin in July 2021. The new helicopters will serve in the 1st Air Brigade of the British Army along with the AH1 Wildcats.

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  1. Spike Javelin Touvich
    Spike Javelin Touvich 28 November 2020 13: 24
    -12%
    the themes are repeated again,
    I will repeat myself. even the most stuffed attack helicopter looks like an atavism against the background of drones and loitering ammunition
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 28 November 2020 13: 34
      +3
      Quote: Spike Javelin Touvich
      even the most stuffed attack helicopter looks like an atavism against the background of drones and loitering ammunition
      Maybe you, as a military expert, look like an atavism?
      laughing The AH-64E Apache Guardian is destroying these drones with a bang. Plus, they will find where the signal is coming from, and they will slam them that there will be panic on the air.
      1. Spike Javelin Touvich
        Spike Javelin Touvich 28 November 2020 13: 40
        -3
        I don't want to measure ----
        I can post hundreds of videos about attacking drones and what !!! ????? it is that they are less effective ???
        The shock turntable never ceases to be an atavism
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 28 November 2020 13: 47
          -2
          Quote: Spikes Javelin Touvich
          I don't want to measure ----
          I can post hundreds of videos about attacking drones and what !!! ????? it is that they are less effective ???
          The shock turntable never ceases to be an atavism

          laughing Lay it out. Let's see for whom it is a scourge. And for whom the food. Russian bases in Syria and American bases in hot spots confirm this. A modern strike helicopter is one of a set of measures against any flying riffraff. So don't talk about atavism.
          1. Spike Javelin Touvich
            Spike Javelin Touvich 28 November 2020 13: 53
            -6
            Well, what did they ask for?
            almost 2 hours of nightmare and this is only a small part of what is on the network
            And the attack helicopter is still an atavism like a tank.
            [media = http: // https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = YwdUREgSlwQ & t = 993s]
          2. Spike Javelin Touvich
            Spike Javelin Touvich 28 November 2020 13: 54
            -6

            look at the nightmare
            1. Observer2014
              Observer2014 28 November 2020 14: 08
              +3
              Quote: Spikes Javelin Touvich

              look at the nightmare

              They also found someone to set me as an example, wassat Well, now there are a couple of thousand Russian soldiers in front of the "formidable force." Weak. And where did these drones go? Do not confuse soft with warm. No one says that drones are not needed, they are, they are needed, but modern tanks and attack helicopters are, oh, how necessary. yes So we don't need la la. And leave the talk about atavism in the most powerful classes of weapons at least for the same Armenians with Azerbaijanis laughing The modern army is an absolute balance of power and capabilities.
            2. kventinasd
              kventinasd 28 November 2020 15: 19
              +3
              Quote: Spike Javelin Touvich
              look at the nightmare

              And what's the nightmare? On a hike, bayraktaromania is firmly embedded in someone's head.
              A country unable to create its own attack helicopters and aircraft, is content only with the PR of its drones, which, in a serious conflict with a worthy enemy using electronic warfare, will not bring it any results, but rather complete defeat. It is for such cases that only manned vehicles are needed. But on the hike these pictures went only to the "great" puppies, who are now ready to buy Turkish drones in batches.
            3. iouris
              iouris 28 November 2020 15: 25
              -1
              Have you seen a thermonuclear explosion?
        2. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 28 November 2020 22: 31
          +1
          "The percussion turntable never ceases to be an atavism" ///
          -----
          As I expected. sad
          As soon as the war in Karabakh ended, about hundreds
          They will try to forget such "drone videos" as soon as possible. How about something
          very unpleasant and even indecent.
          And again they will switch to their favorite tanks, helicopters, howitzers. Old, kind, familiar.
          Caressing the soul. How a cavalryman loves his trusty saber laughing
          ---
          You are absolutely right about attack helicopters. They, as a class, become obsolete.
          The British were just as lagging behind with drones as the Russians. Therefore continue
          rely on fundamentally outdated weapon classes.
          ----
          But apart from the minuses, you will not get anything for such posts. drinks
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 28 November 2020 22: 47
            -1
            The British have no principle we buy only our own, they can simply buy from the USA, Israel, Turkey.
            They launched their Loyal Wingman program this year, although there is no news about it yet.
          2. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 28 November 2020 23: 14
            -1
            Also, the US Army adopted a new concept (ALE) for air defense and air strikes. And yes, helicopters are in it in the 2-3rd wave, as UAV control centers, platforms for launching them and guided weapons. No slides or carousels are even planned. The creation of the UAV ALE is planned.
          3. Spike Javelin Touvich
            Spike Javelin Touvich 29 November 2020 08: 59
            +1
            Thanks for your support drinks
            I already thought that they would finally beat me here for such words
        3. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 28 November 2020 23: 28
          0
          Quote: Spike Javelin Touvich
          post hundreds of videos about attacking drones
          my top


    2. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 28 November 2020 13: 36
      +1
      It does not interfere. So far, we also do not refuse from drummers in favor of drones. lol
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    4. Nikolay Ivanov_5
      Nikolay Ivanov_5 28 November 2020 13: 38
      +1
      Quote: Spikes Javelin Touvich
      the themes are repeated again,
      I will repeat myself. even the most stuffed attack helicopter looks like an atavism against the background of drones and loitering ammunition


      Will you win wars with drones with patrolling ammunition ???
      1. Spike Javelin Touvich
        Spike Javelin Touvich 28 November 2020 13: 46
        -4
        no, not with drones, but with squeaks and muskets wink
        The question is not about wars, but about their effectiveness in all respects
        1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
          Nikolay Ivanov_5 28 November 2020 14: 05
          0
          Do you have any truth in the effectiveness of warfare ???
  2. sabakina
    sabakina 28 November 2020 13: 35
    +3
    Lived. What progress has come ... The British are pushing the helicopter out of the plane with their hands ..
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 28 November 2020 13: 44
      +2
      Quote: sabakina
      the helicopter is pushed out of the plane by hand ..

      Glory hi ... Progress is progress, but the cost of the product has not been canceled. Better pens, centimeter-wise, than ... Success is nameless, but any problem has a name, surname ...
    2. faiver
      faiver 28 November 2020 13: 49
      0
      the towing vehicle broke down, the Chinese microcircuit burned out ...
    3. iouris
      iouris 28 November 2020 15: 27
      +1
      In aviation, almost everything is done with your hands, and some with your head.
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 28 November 2020 13: 51
    0
    The helicopters were airlifted from the United States aboard the RAF C-17 Globemaster III,
    Well, here's another country that has stopped producing combat helicopters.
    1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
      Nikolay Ivanov_5 28 November 2020 14: 08
      0
      American Globalization.
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 28 November 2020 16: 09
      0
      Quote: tihonmarine
      The helicopters were airlifted from the United States aboard the RAF C-17 Globemaster III,
      Well, here's another country that has stopped producing combat helicopters.

      Where did you get it? British "Lynx" and "Sea King" / "Sea Hawk" are on every warship of NATO countries, Japan, South Caucasus, Australia, etc. Not only produces, but also develops, both independently and jointly ...
      https://wofmd.com/tag/vertolety-velikobritanii/
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2020 17: 11
        -1
        Quote: Lara Croft
        Not only produces, but also develops, both independently and jointly

        We have already understood everything, and how they release it, but when they buy it, it means they don't release it.
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 28 November 2020 18: 39
          0
          Quote: tihonmarine
          but when they buy it, they don't release it.

          Can be produced, developed and purchased from others at the same time ...
          If the Russian Federation buys foreign sniper rifles from the Empireists, this does not mean that sniper rifles are not produced or developed in the Russian Federation ...
  4. askort154
    askort154 28 November 2020 15: 09
    0
    Britain has begun rearmament with the new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters.

    Having left the EU, Britain began to noticeably arm itself in all directions. The exit is planned in conjunction with the United States. The Anglo-Saxons (USA + Angas) are counting on their strategy for the future. They see that the EU is not stable internally, pays poorly to NATO, and begins to significantly depend on China economically. They set up the EU against Russia quite strongly, at the expense of the young Europeans, which they cannot do against China. And this
    the problem comes first for them. Russia cannot economically climb into Europe (even SP-2 is going with difficulty), and China can easily drag the Anglo-Saxon blanket over itself.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 28 November 2020 16: 11
      0
      Quote: askort154
      China can easily drag the Anglo-Saxon blanket over itself.

      How? The United States is still considered the main trading partner of the PRC ...
      1. askort154
        askort154 28 November 2020 16: 47
        0
        Lara Croft..How? The United States is still considered the main trading partner of the PRC ...

        Today, yes . And I wrote: - "The Anglo-Saxons (USA + Angles) are calculating their strategy for the future. love
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 28 November 2020 18: 36
          -1
          Quote: askort154
          Lara Croft..How? The United States is still considered the main trading partner of the PRC ...

          Today, yes . And I wrote: - "The Anglo-Saxons (USA + Angles) are calculating their strategy for the future. love

          At the moment, the PRC can only want and hope not to lose what it has ...
  5. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 28 November 2020 16: 35
    0
    The new helicopters will serve in the 1st Air Brigade of the British Army along with the AH1 Wildcats.

    She is a rare guest in her homeland ... This Brigade performs the functions of fire support for Her Majesty's expeditionary forces operating together with the US Armed Forces around the world ...
    The environment in which the British army and our allies are operating is rapidly changing. Our opponents are stepping up their efforts, and our soldiers must act in a wide range of operations to protect our homeland, and all this against the background of constant containment of our opponents abroad, ”said the press service of the UK Department of Defense.

    https://warspot.ru/17264-pervaya-vertolyotnaya-brigada-britanskoy-armii
    In the years of the Cold War, the British army had 4 AA regiments (one in each of the 4 divisions: the MTD in the Metropolis, and in each of the 3 BTC as part of the 1st AK in the FRG) with 36 helicopters in each 24 multipurpose -percussion "Lynx" + 12 reconnaissance-shock "Gazelle", now they are all united in the 1st br AA - percussion "Apache" and multipurpose-percussion "Links" ....
    In addition, in each of the 15 BCH. it was in the AA company (8 Lynxes + 4 Gazelles)
    Thus, the UK, while reducing its Armed Forces, practically not only retained (unlike the Russian Federation) but also increased the strike capabilities of its AA ...
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 28 November 2020 23: 26
      -1
      Quote: Lara Croft
      Thus, while reducing its Armed Forces, Great Britain practically not only retained (unlike the Russian Federation) but also increased the strike capabilities of its AA

      Retains modern and promising types and types of troops, gets rid of the atavisms of the Cold War. Quite a sensible approach.