Legacy Components to be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft

Legacy Components to be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft image
March 28, 2016 | Source: Kari Hawkins, AMCOM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology.

During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on March 17, Apache Project Manager Col. Jeff Hager of the Program Executive Office for Aviation and Lockheed Martin officials explained the need for modernizing the sensor and turret technology on one of the Army's most successful mission-focused aircraft.

The Modernized Day Sensor Assembly and the High Reliability Turret will be available to Apache (AH-64) pilots in the aircraft's E-model, which is scheduled to go into manufacturing in fiscal year 2019. They will then be installed in earlier models as funding and schedules allow.