NATURE, AIMS, CONSEQUENCE and TECHNOLOGY
AH-64D Apache longbow and M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank
AH-64D Apache longbow
The AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter is the most advanced aerial fighting vehicle and has one of the most deadly weapon systems in use today. It is a remanufactured and upgraded version of the AH-64A Apache. As the US Army’s primary offensive helicopter, it is highly considered as one of the most technologically advanced helicopters in the world. Armed with highly accurate missiles, rockets and guns, as well as night vision systems, the Apache is a complex weapon system and provides the spearhead of the US Army on the battlefield, and is now in delivery to the British Army and the Netherlands Army.
The Apache Longbow is in production at the Boeing Company in Mesa, Arizona. This twin-engine, four-bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter has a quick-reading airborne weapon system, which can decisively fight close and deep to destroy, disrupt, or delay enemy forces. It is the only combat helicopter in service with the ability to rapidly detect, classify, and engage stationary or moving enemy targets in nearly all weather environments. Its advanced communications and combat capabilities give battlefield commanders the ability to effectively manage the 21st century digitised battlefield.