Boeing Flies Upgraded AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter for First Time Written 12 October 2023


An AH-64 Apache from the U.S. Army's 101st Aviation Regiment. | Credit: Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US Army; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Defense News reports Boeing announced at the AUSA conference that it has “flown a new version of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter with upgraded capabilities.” Boeing said in a statement that the “Version 6.5 attack helicopter, which Boeing went under contract to produce with the U.S. Army in December 2021, includes software updates and improvements to the pilot interface.” According to Boeing, “some upgrades are an optimized route and attack planning capability, enhanced Link 16 features, and an open-systems architecture that will allow for easy technology insertion later on.” 
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