Apache Longbow
Apache Longbow

Mission
Conducts rear, close, and shaping missions including deep precision strike. Conducts distributed operations, precision strikes against relocatable targets, and provides armed reconnaissance when required in day, night, obscured battlefield and adverse weather conditions.

Entered Army Service
AH-64 (1984); AH-64D (1998)

Description and Specifications
The AH-64 Apache is The Army's heavy division/corps attack helicopter. The AH-64D Longbow remanufacture effort incorporates a millimeter wave fire control radar (FCR), radar frequency interferometer (RFI), fire-and-forget radar-guided HELLFIRE missile and cockpit management and digitization enhancements. The combination of the FCR, RFI, and the advanced navigation and avionics suite of the aircraft provide increased situational awareness, lethality and survivability.

  Combat mission speed: 167 mph
  Combat range: 300 miles
  Combat endurance: 2.5 hours
  Length: 49 ft 5 in
  Mission weight: 16,600 lbs
  Armament: HELLFIRE missiles, 2.75" rockets and 30mm chain gun
  Crew: 2 (pilot and co-pilot gunner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer
Airframe - Boeing (Mesa, AZ); Fire Control Radar - Northrup Grunmen (Linthicum, MD); Lockheed Martin (Owego, NY); MTADS/PNVS - Lockheed Martin (Orlando, FL); Boeing (Mesa, AZ)

Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591

 

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