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Lethality, survivability and ergonomics hold key to AH-64E success, says Army Air Corps

14th July 2022 - 13:28 GMT | by Ian Parker in Middle Wallop


AH-64E V6 Apache Guardian crew prepares for a demonstration. (Photo: Ian Parker)

The British Army is training helicopter crews to transition to operating the Apache AH-64E V6 Guardian platform.

On 12 July, the British Army Air Corps (AAC) held a press event for its Apache AH-64E V6 Guardian attack helicopter at the Middle Wallop training base, showing the aircraft to be a major upgrade on the AH-64D variant (designated Apache Mk1 by the British Army).

In its 22 years of service with the British Army, the Apache Mk1 has proven itself an invaluable asset in support of operations in Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere — but the new-look Apache offers enhanced capabilities.

Maj Paul Whatnell, CO of 673 Squadron (the Apache conversion to type unit), said: ‘If you looked at

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Ian Parker


Ian Parker

Ian Parker became an aerospace and defence journalist in 1980 on Flight International and started …

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