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Technology gives Apache Block III more capability

Technology gives Apache Block III more capability

The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to give the Block III Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and hard-landing ability, service officials said. The Army S & T community, a subset of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT), has been… Read more »

Source: US Army, 02-Mar-10

Lockheed Martin Awarded Apache M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics Follow-On Contract

Lockheed Martin Awarded Apache M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics Follow-On Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a follow-on Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $90 million for 2010. This is the third option for the original… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-Feb-10

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Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. “The LONGBOW FCR is an essential element of U.K. Apache operations in Afghanistan,” said Jerry Garman, LONGBOW… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-Feb-10

Goodrich Delivers 500th Laser Detecting System for U.S. Army Helicopters

Goodrich Delivers 500th Laser Detecting System for U.S. Army Helicopters

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has delivered its 500th AN/AVR-2B (V) laser detecting system to the U.S. Army. The delivery milestone was reached ahead of schedule, with a perfect track record of on-time delivery with zero quality defects.  Goodrich’s ISR Systems team inDanbury, Conn. supplies the systems. The AN/AVR-2B(V) system is installed on U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 04-Feb-10

Iran boasts of new Apache-killer weapon

Iran boasts of new Apache-killer weapon

Iran has developed a new weapon to shoot down U.S. Apache attack helicopters, the Iranian Fars news agency has reported.

Source: Defence Talk, 03-Feb-10

Boeing Delivered Record Number of Apache Longbow Crew Trainers in 2009

Boeing Delivered Record Number of Apache Longbow Crew Trainers in 2009

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a record five Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCTs) in 2009 — more than in any previous year — and all five have been declared “ready for training.” The U.S. Army accepted two LCT deliveries at Fort Hood, Texas; one in Illesheim, Germany; and one at Fort Drum, N.Y. The Egyptian Air… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 29-Jan-10

Royal Netherlands Air Force Selects AAI’s Advanced Boresight Equipment for Apache and Chinook

Royal Netherlands Air Force Selects AAI’s Advanced Boresight Equipment for Apache and Chinook

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Royal Netherlands Air Force has selected its Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE®) for aircraft harmonization on the AH-64D Apache Longbow® and CH-47F Chinook®helicopters. ABE is a gyro-stabilized, electro-optical angular measurement system designed to align aircraft subsystems. Under these new awards valued… Read more »

Source: AAI, 22-Jan-10

Fuji Heavy Industries to sue Japanese military over cancelled helicopters

Fuji Heavy Industries to sue Japanese military over cancelled helicopters

The decision will be made official by the company’s board in mid-January.

Source: Trading Markets, 15-Jan-10

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Boeing Awards AH-64D Apache Block III Work to Science Engineering Services in Huntsville

Boeing Awards AH-64D Apache Block III Work to Science Engineering Services in Huntsville

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Science Engineering Services Inc. (SES) to perform disassembly, inspection and repair on AH-64D Apache helicopters in preparation for their upgrade to the Block III configuration. The program will create approximately 70 new positions for aviation and avionics mechanics, structural installers, and aviation quality inspectors within SES. “Boeing is… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-Jan-10

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Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Structures Test Aircraft Makes 1st Flight

Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Structures Test Aircraft Makes 1st Flight

The Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III program has completed the first flight of its structures test aircraft. The test, conducted Nov. 23 in Mesa, demonstrated flight characteristics and handling maneuvers

Source: Boeing, 07-Dec-09

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Boeing Submits Proposals to India for Apache and Chinook Helicopters

Boeing Submits Proposals to India for Apache and Chinook Helicopters

“Boeing believes the Apache and Chinook helicopters are the most capable and cost-effective rotorcraft to meet India’s defense and transport requirements,” said Vivek Lall, vice president and India country head for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

Source: Boeing, 26-Oct-09

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Boeing Delivers Two Apache Longbow Crew Trainers to US Army

Boeing delivered two new Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT) to the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Army declared the helicopter simulators “ready for training” on Sept. 4. These LCTs reflect the Apache Extended Block II configuration, ensuring concurrency with the latest AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter capabilities.

Source: Boeing, 26-Oct-09

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Boeing Completes Dutch Apache Industrial Cooperation Program

Boeing Completes Dutch Apache Industrial Cooperation Program

Boeing has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the AH-64D Apache Armed Helicopter Program for the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. This achievement, reached one year ahead of schedule and exceeding the reinvestment obligation, demonstrates the company’s continued success in meeting its industrial cooperation commitments.

Source: Boeing, 26-Oct-09

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Boeing Wideband Networking Waveform, Apache Demonstrate Future Force Interoperability

Two Boeing programs, the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and the AH-64 Apache, participated in a successful integrated capabilities event this summer at the U.S. Army’s C4ISR On-The-Move (OTM) Event 09 at Fort Dix, N.J.

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Oct-09

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Longbow Fire Control Radar Block III Passes Testing Milestone

The new LONGBOW Fire Control Radar Block III system hardware and operational software successfully completed the first half of initial flight tests on an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army conducted the tests at the Yuma Proving Grounds in southern Arizona.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 06-Oct-09

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AgustaWestland Awarded Apache Integrated Operational Support Contract

AgustaWestland Awarded Apache Integrated Operational Support Contract

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the award of the Apache Integrated Operational Support contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to meet the Apache Attack Helicopter Future Support Arrangements requirement. The contract valued at £439 million (€480 million), for the initial period to March 2014

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Oct-09

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ATK Awarded $25 Million Contract Option For AH-64D Ammunition

ATK Awarded $25 Million Contract Option For AH-64D Ammunition

Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a $25 million contract option to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., awarded the contract.

Source: ATK, 06-Oct-09

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Goodrich to Provide Low Cost Enhanced Digital Electronic Engine Control Unit for Black Hawk and Apache

Goodrich Corporation will equip GE T700 engines powering Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawk, Jayhawk and Seahawk model helicopters for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Navy, as well as Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army, with a new low cost enhanced digital electronic control unit (EDECU).

Source: Goodrich, 06-Oct-09

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UK Army Apache Helicopters Conduct Maritime Aviation Training

UK Army Apache Helicopters Conduct Maritime Aviation Training

2 Apache helicopters from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at Wattisham, have been conducting maritime aviation training in the North Sea.  The aircrew, recently returned from operations in Afghanistan, were onboard HMS Ocean learning to operate their aircraft from the busy flight deck of the Royal Navy’s largest warship.

Source: Royal Navy, 03-Oct-09

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21-Sep-09 Boeing AH-64 Fort Hood, US-Texas

21-Sep-09

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15-Sep-09 Boeing AH-64 Upper Galilee, Israel

15-Sep-09

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Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Team Completes First Guided Test Flights

Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Team Completes First Guided Test Flights

Raytheon Company and Emirates Advanced Investments completed the first guided test flights of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket. The TALON LGR rounds hit a 1.5 meter square target during both tests, exceeding accuracy requirements at ranges of 3.7 km and 5 km

Source: Raytheon, 14-Sep-09

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New twist for South Korea’s attack helicopter acquisition plan

South Korea’s attack helicopter acquisition plan has had a fresh twist, as military authorities here appear to give second thoughts about the purchase of refurbished U.S. Apache helicopters and instead give an idea of building indigenous attack helicopters the benefit of the doubt.

Source: Korea Times, 03-Sep-09

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Ex-employees of Boeing Mesa can sue for discrimination

Ex-employees of Boeing Mesa can sue for discrimination

A federal appeals court has given the go-ahead for two former employees of Boeing at its Mesa plant to sue the company for discrimination.

Source: East Valley Tribune, 01-Sep-09

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Netherlands requests upgrade of Apaches to Block II standard

Source: DSCA, 11-Aug-09

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South Korea dithers over Apaches

Source: UPI, 10-Aug-09

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $142M Arrowhead Production Contract

Lockheed Martin Awarded $142M Arrowhead Production Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $142 million follow-on production contract for the Apache Arrowhead system, the combat-proven, Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Jul-09

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South Carolina welcomes the Longbow

Source: US National Guard, 13-Jul-09

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Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Demonstrates Level IV UAS Control

Source: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=721, 24-Jun-09

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR® System Successful in Airborne Apache Helicopter Testing

17-Jun-09

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Egypt requests 12 AH-64D Apaches

Source: DSCA, 29-May-09

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Boeing Delivers Apache Longbow Crew Trainer to US Troops in Germany

Source: Boeing, 20-May-09

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Boeing nearing flight tests for all-new AH-64 engine

Source: Flightglobal, 14-May-09

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Dutch Apaches fly 5,000 hours in Afghanistan

Source: Rotorhub, 13-May-09

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Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

Meggitt Avionics has received follow-on orders fromBoeing for the Helicopter Air Data System (HADS) for the AH-64D Apache Longbow. These cover hardware deliveries through 2010 and continued programme management and engineering support as part of a long-term agreement covering the Apache through 2012.

Source: Meggitt, 07-May-09

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DAGR 2.75” guided rockets flight tested on Apache, AH-6 is next

Source: Rotorhub, 07-May-09

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Bell Helicopter reveals “Hybrid Tandem Rotor” to replace AH-64 and UH-60

Source: Flightglobal, 05-May-09

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Goodrich Engine Inlet Ice Protection System Passes Rigorous AH-64 Apache Tests

Source: Goodrich, 04-May-09

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Boeing still hopeful of new Japanese AH-64D orders

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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Boeing Expects To Bid For India Attack, Heavy-Lift Helicopters

Source: WSJ, 16-Apr-09

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First Flight of the Longbow Fire Control Radar Electronics Unit Configuration On Apache Block III Prototype

Source: Northrop Grumman, 11-Apr-09

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First Apache Helicopters Depart From Morrisville NC Wednesday

Source: My NC, 18-Mar-09

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UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

Source: Telegraph, 14-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Japanese AH-64D Apache on skis

Source: ImageShack, 13-Mar-09

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Pakistan requests Cobra and Apache attack helicopters from US

Source: Daily Times, 01-Mar-09

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Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

The Israeli air force wants to increase its inventory of Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters.

Source: Flightglobal, 01-Mar-09

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UK AH-64D Apache Force Commander Aware of Need to Keep UORs Flowing and Motivation High

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Feb-09

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Next-Generation Longbow UAS Data Link Has Successful First Powered Flight On Apache Block III

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Jan-09

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South Korea Desires Older Apaches

Source: Rotor & Wing, 26-Jan-09

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Boeing Completes Apache Longbow Training Upgrade Contract

Source: Boeing, 09-Jan-09

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Ducommun Receives Contract from Boeing for Apache Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor Blades

Source: Ducommun, 06-Jan-09

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AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS Equipped Apache AH.1s

AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS Equipped Apache AH Mk.1s

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Nov-08

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Boeing, U.S. Army Celebrate 1st Flight of AH-64D Apache Block III Helicopter

Source: Boeing, 11-Jul-08

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