AH-64AApache Attack Helicopter, A Version
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Between 1984 and 1997 some 937 AH-64As were delivered to the US Army and five export customers, all of which went on to buy the AH-64D Apache Longbow with provisions for the Northrop Grumman APG-78 Longbow radar and Lockheed Martin AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire RF missile.
The United Arab Emirates security assistance program includes two major systems, AH-64A Apache helicopter and the Hawk missile system.
Longbow and AH-64A models will be able to receive Arrowhead as f ield upgrades.
The D upgrade added 680 kg to the weight of the AH-64A, reducing aircraft performance.
The first AH-64A to be reset was a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) wants to upgrade its 30 AH-64A Apaches to the AH-64D Longbow configuration in a program that could be worth up to $1.5 billion.
Static displays will include the regional debut of Boeing's 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft, in addition to an E-3 AWACS, B-1B Lancer, C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft and a UAE Land Forces AH-64A Apache.
Boeing (Mesa, AZ) has signed a foreign-military-sales (FMS) agreement with the US Government to upgrade 35 Egyptian AH-64A Apache helicopters into AH-64D Apaches with improved fire-control radar/radio-frequency interferometers.
The simulator can reconfigure the AH-64A Apache (the AH-64D Longbow module is scheduled to arrive in coming months), OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47D Chinook--basically, the Army's attack, reconnaissance and utility helicopters.
AH-64A Apaches of Task Force Normandy fired the opening salvo of Desert Storm in 1991 when they launched Hellfire missiles at Iraqi air-defense sites in a nighttime raid, US Air Force MH-53J Pave Low III helicopters of the Special Operations Command assisted by lending their APQ-158 terrain-following radar and precision GPS capabilities to help the Apaches reach their targets.