Thursday, November 7, 2013

PHOTOS: Taiwanese AH-64E Apache being "wrung out" after assembly

Couple of photos of a Republic of China (Taiwan) Army Boeing AH-64E Apache being test flown at Tainan in southern Taiwan after being assembled. Six of the 30 helicopter gunships on order were delivered by ship to Taiwan in disassembled form last week. Click on thumbnails for high-resolution.

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  1. These 30 AH-64E Apaches have been ordered by Taiwan under a $2bn deal from the US in 2008, to help supplement the national army's ageing AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter fleet.

    Nicknamed Guardian, the Boeing AH-64E is a heavily armed helicopter featuring powerful, fuel-efficient T700-GE-701D engines, enhanced rotor blade technology and electronics, as well as improved aircraft handling, performance and agility at higher altitudes. The helicopter also features a joint tactical radio system, electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors to improve pilots' situational awareness and an oversea capacity, enabling potential strikes on smaller ships.

    Boeing adds control of unmanned aircraft to the Apache helicopter's impressive capabilities. Using "eye-in-the-sky" technology, the Apache Guardian, the world's most advanced combat helicopter, is now even more effective in keeping soldiers safe.

    Check out this video which explains the capabilities of Apache AH-64E