Boeing AH-64D Apache Long bow - News and Discussions

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    For some reason, I feel we might end up with AH-64 and not the long bow version
     
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    ^^Wh..what!!??
     
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    No it is confirmed,we are getting AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW.If they were offering Apache without Longbow,IAF would've selected Mi 28 over Apache.
     
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    the Longbow version Includes AN/APG-78 Fire control radar,AN/APR-48 Radar Frequency Interferometer,AGM-114L missiles which are part of the package deal that IAF will acquire as US Govt Notified.Hence we will be getting AH-64-D Block III Apache Longbow to be precise.

    w/o the radar the Chopper will be called AH64D-Apache


    More on Longbow Variant

    Flying the AH-64D Longbow Apache

    Btw,this is the complete Package IAF will acquire

     
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    Apne Govt. ka koi bharosa nahi
     
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    Longbow version rocks man ...i have seen some of its amnuvers in youtube also comparing its specifications i feel it is the best ..........with out long bow i thing it is a bad deal...... :(
     
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    Indian Air Force to Buy 22 Apache Helos
     
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    The US Army is re-designating the Boeing AH-64D Block III Apache as the AH-64E.

    The decision comes as the upgraded attack helicopter is moved into full rate production after a successful operational test phase.

    The Block III has a significant enough boost in capabilities to warrant the change in designation, says Boeing's Ray Handy, marketing manager and a pilot for the AH-64.

    The soon-to-be E-model's rotor blades are made of composites and the airfoil is shaped differently, he says. Moreover, the entire drive system has been completely revamped, with the engines and transmission significantly upgraded. "It's a completely new gearbox," Handy says.

    The new drive system, in many respects, restores performance of the helicopter to earlier days. The introduction of the D-model in the 1990s added a large amount of weight to the aircraft over the years.

    "It has taken us back to the days when the Apache was a much lighter aircraft," says Todd Brown, Boeing's chief rotary-wing test pilot. The E-model is similar in performance to the much lighter A-model helicopter, he adds.

    The Block III's avionics have also been greatly improved. The biggest change is that the system has moved to an open-architecture design. But there have also been improvements to the flight controls and flight management systems.

    The aircraft's mission capabilities have also been greatly improved, although Brown declines to elaborate. However, Boeing says one of the biggest improvements in that regard is the addition of a level four manned-unmanned teaming system, which will allow the aircraft's crew to work with unmanned air vehicles.

    AUSA: US Army to re-designate Block III Apache as AH-64E

    hmmm...it seems we may have to rename this thread soon as "Boeing AH-64E Apache Longbow"..let's
    wait until some more conformation is received...
     
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    HAL LCH too is manuverable and stealthy[​IMG]:smile:
    waiting lch to be inducted:flame:
    lch accompanied by longbows is deadly for enemy air defences
    [​IMG] [​IMG]:taz::chilli:
     
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    You can rename it, AH64E is the official name already.
     
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    i got a question. HAL Rudra and HAL LCH. r they essentially the same?
     
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    No, the rudra is an attack variant of the Dhurv , while the LCH is a whole new beast , new platform , new chassis etc...
     
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    i thought HAL LCH is being developed on Dhruv platform to cut down costs and development time.
    BTW any info on timeline of induction of either Rudra or LCH?
     

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