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AUSA 2012: US Army deployed GFAS equipped Apaches to Afghanistan

25th October 2012 - 22:46 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Washington, DC

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The US Army has deployed a unit of Apaches fitted with the Ground Fire Acquisition System (GFAS) to Afghanistan, it has been revealed.

The 24 AH-64D Block II aircraft, assigned to the 1-101st Aviation Regiment, arrived in theatre two months ago equipped with the system which is designed to detect weapon fire and point the aircraft’s sensors at the source.

‘This is a game changing piece of technology,’ said Col Jeff Hager, project manager for the Apache helicopter programme at the Army’s Executive Office for Aviation, speaking at the AUSA convention in Washington DC on 24 October. ‘It gives our

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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