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First Block III Apache delivered

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 7, 2011
The Block III Apache delivery ceremony at Boeing's Mesa plant.

Boeing has delivered its first AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter to the US Army, under an initial US$247m contract signed last year covering eight aircraft.

The new the AH-64D received enhanced 1500kW T700-701D engines, composite main rotor blades, a new split-torque face gear transmission, the modernised target acquisition detection system/pilot night vision system (MTADS/PNVS), and enhanced networked datalinks and communications.

The US Army currently has a requirement for 690 Block III Apaches.

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First Block III Apache delivered

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 7, 2011
The Block III Apache delivery ceremony at Boeing's Mesa plant.

Boeing has delivered its first AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter to the US Army, under an initial US$247m contract signed last year covering eight aircraft.

The new the AH-64D received enhanced 1500kW T700-701D engines, composite main rotor blades, a new split-torque face gear transmission, the modernised target acquisition detection system/pilot night vision system (MTADS/PNVS), and enhanced networked datalinks and communications.

The US Army currently has a requirement for 690 Block III Apaches.

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