AH-64D Apache

Operator: Egypt Israel Kuwait Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
Status: In Service In Service In Service In Service In Service
Number: 45 20 16 12-24 30
Cost: Part of $518 million (1995) $500 million (2005) Part of $2.1 billion deal $598 million for 12 (2008) Part of $1.5 billion deal (2006)
$400 million upgrade (2000)
Acquired: 1995 – Original AH-64A 2005 – Initial 17 2007 1993 – AH-64A delivered 2008-2009 – upgrading of 30 AH-64A
2003 – Upgrade/Rebuild to AH-64D Block II 2012 – 3 x AH-64A upgraded 2011 – Order of AH-64D delivered Possibly upgrading to AH-64E
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Attack helicopter
Manufacturer: Now: Boeing
Developed by: Hughes Helicopters
Introduced: 1992
Power plant: 2 x T700-GE-701C
Thrust: 1,536 hp each
Rotor diameter: 48 ft (14.6 m)
Width (total): 48 ft (14.6 m)
Length (total): 58.2 ft (17.8 m)
Height (total): 13.3 ft (4.1 m)
Weight (empty): 11,800 lb (5,352 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 21,000 lb (9,525 kg)
Fuel Capacity:
Speed: 171.5 mph (276 kph)
Ceiling : 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
Hover Ceiling: 14,650 ft (4,465 m)
Range: w/ internal fuel: 249 miles (400 km)
w/ external tanks: 1,180. 6 miles (1,900 km)
Crew: 2
Armament: 6 hardpoints include wingtips for air-to-air missiles
Guns: 1 x M230 30mm cannon by Alliant Techsystems (1,200 rounds)
Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder (max. 2)
FIM-92 Stinger (max. 4)
Air-to-ground: AGM-114 Hellfire missile (max. 16)
AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radiation missile
70mm (2.75 in) Hydra-70 rockets (max. 76)
Radar/Sensors: AN/ASQ-170 Moderized targeting acquistion and designation systems (TADS)
AN/AAQ-11 Pilot night vision sensors (PNVS)
AN/APG-78 Longbow fire control radar (FCR) – Not sold to Egypt
Countermeasures/Defenses: AN/ALQ-144(V)3 Infrared jammers
AN/APR-39B(V)2 Radar signal detecting sets
Chaff dispensers

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