Attack Helicopter

US Army orders more AH-64Es from Boeing

The US Army Contracting Command has contracted Boeing to remanufacture an additional 12 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters into the AH-64E Apache Guardian configuration

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 5

As rivals to Rafale mull fast jet secondhand offerings and the US hits an unmanned aviation first, Air Warrior Podcast host Richard Thomas chats with freelance defence journalist Alexander Mladenov on the venerable Mi-24 attack helicopter as the type nears 50 years in military service

USMC completes first Link 16-configured AH-1Z flight

The USMC has successfully completed the first flight of a Bell AH-1Z Viper configured with Link 16 hardware and software, demonstrating a two-way connection capability between the attack helicopter and a ground station

Apache sale to Australia gets the nod

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5bn

US approves Australian AH-64E purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment to the Australian government

Philippine T129B ATAK helicopter order finalised

A long-expected Philippine order for six T129B ATAK helicopters has finally been concluded with Turkish Aerospace, with the first deliveries scheduled to take place before the end of this year

Rebel group claims responsibility for Ethiopian Mi-35 crash

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front – a paramilitary rebel group in Ethiopia – has claimed to have shot down an Ethiopian Air Force-operated Mil Mi-35 attack helicopter, which was lost to attrition on April 20

Boeing to provide support services for Israeli Apache fleet

Israel has contracted Boeing to provide integrated logistics support services for the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of AH-64A/D Apache attack helicopters

Bell starts production of Bahraini AH-1Zs

Bell has commenced production of the 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, which have been ordered by the Kingdom of Bahrain

Additional AH-64Es delivered to the Army Air Corps

A further two Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters have been delivered to the Army Air Corps, having arrived in the UK on March 11