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.
To date L-3 has delivered 11 RCTDs, which can be reconfigured to support simulated training in the UH-60A/L, CH-47D, OH-58D, AH-64A
and AH-64D aircraft.
The aviator received flight training in one of the Army's five advanced aircraft: the UH-60A Blackhawk, CH-47D Chinook, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, AH-64A
or AH-64D Apache.
Longbow and AH-64A
models will be able to receive Arrowhead as f ield upgrades.
The simulators can be reconfigured to represent any combination of AH-64D, AH-64A
, OH-58D, UH-60A/L and CH-47D platforms.
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.
HELCATT trainers today can be reconfigured to support aircrew training for UH-60, CH-47, OH-58D, AH-64A
and AH-64D helicopter platforms.
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
On July 2, 2007 a US Army AH-64A
rescued the two-man crew of a Bell OH-58D that had been shot down near Baghdad, carrying one of the rescued and the Apache gunner on the wings.