Decisive  Weapons - Apache Longbow

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Decisive  Weapons


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.

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   The Apache’s technological superiority in the weapons department consists of outstanding armaments such as the M230 30mm Chain Gun, which is capable of 625 rounds per minute, the AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire radar guided anti-tank missile, and the AGM-114K Hellfire II laser guided anti-tank missiles which have ranges of 8km to 12km. It is also equipped with air-to-air missiles (Stinger, AIM-9 Sidewinder, Mistral and Sidearm) and 2.75inch rockets. Its electronic equipments include the Longbow radar, which is a very low peak power and a MilliMetric band system, with extremely low side lobes by virtue of a very large relative antenna ...

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