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UK AH-64D Apache Force Commander Aware of Need to Keep UORs Flowing and Motivation High

9th February 2009 - 15:00 GMT | by in London


The UK’s Army Air Corps (AAC) is sustaining 32 WAH Apache Mk1 attack helicopters for deployed operations out of its fleet of 67 aircraft. These aircraft incorporate all equipment and features added through Ministry of Defence Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs) procurements and cycle through Afghanistan in accordance with pre-planned maintenance schedule.

Colonel David Turner, the Attack Helicopter Force commander said at a recent briefing that the AAC maintained 32 theatre entry aircraft, a number that under current requirements allows one squadron of eight Apaches to be sustaining in theatre at all times.

One of Col Turner’s main concerns is that

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