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Boeing delivers first upgraded Apache to the Netherlands

15th November 2013 - 10:34 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda

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The first Dutch AH-64D Apache upgraded to Block II standard was accepted by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) at Mesa, Arizona on 14 November.

The aircraft will be used by the DMO for post-upgrade validation checks and is the first of eight aircraft stationed with the Joint Netherlands Training Detachment at Fort Hood to undergo modifications with Boeing.

A further 21 aircraft will be upgraded at the facilities of the Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW) in the Netherlands from 2014 onwards, the last five of which are currently being retrofitted with the Lockheed Martin Arrowhead Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot

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A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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