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First UK AH-64E Apache to arrive six months late

14th May 2020 - 11:37 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The first of 50 UK-remanufactured AH-64E V6 Apache Guardian attack helicopters will arrive six months later than expected, Shephard has learned.  

'A change in the development' of the aircraft has led to the delivery being delayed to 'the end of this year,' according to the UK MoD, following an earlier June 2020 target being placed on public record. 

Development issues of the AH-64E are known to have troubled the US Army - the service responsible for leading the Echo variant programme and who were previously forced to delay a Full Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) phase by a year. 


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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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