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Quad A 2011: Army ponders next steps for Apache

19th April 2011 - 16:29 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Nashville, TN


The US Army will be taking delivery of its first Apache Block III this October, but they are already detailing the next steps for the programme.

The Block III will be the most advanced variant of the Boeing-built attack helicopter yet with updated avionics and an improved dynamic system giving the aircraft better performance and greater interoperability with unmanned air systems and troops on the ground. But work has begun on the next wave of improvements to the type.

'Our priority is to support the warfighter, but to do that we need to maintain momentum,' Col Shane Openshaw, PM Apache,

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

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

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