|Status:||In Service / On Order||Upgrading / Requested||On Order||Cancelled|
|Number:||20 / 28||29 / 30* + 37||24||24|
|Cost:||$5.523 billion for 34||$5 billion (2010); $3.5 billion (2016)||$3 billion||$4.8 billion|
|Acquired:||Ordered: October 20, 2010||Requested: November 2010; December 2016||Ordered: July 12, 2012||Ordered: January 27, 2014|
|Delivery date expected: March 2015||*Status of initial request order unknown||Offer expired|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Role:||Multi-mission Attack Helicopter|
|Manufacturer:||Boeing Defense, Space & Security|
|Power plant:||2 x General Electric T-700-GE-701D|
|Thrust:||1,994 shp per engine|
|Rotor diameter:||48 ft (14.6 m)|
|Width (total):||48 ft (14.6 m)|
|Length (total):||58.2 ft (17.7 m)|
|Height (total):||16.3 ft (5 m)|
|Weight (empty):||11,387 lb (5,165 kg)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||23,000 lb (10,433 kg)|
|Speed:||173.4 mph (279 km/h)|
|Ceiling :||21,000 ft (6,401 m)|
|Hover Ceiling:||15,895 ft (4,845 m)|
|Range:||296 miles (476 km)|
|Armament:||4 x hardpoints|
|Guns:||1 x 30mm M230 Alliant Techsystems single barrel chain gun (1,200 rounds)|
|Air-to-air:||2 x AIM-92 Stinger|
|Air-to-ground:||16 x AGM-114R Hellfire missiles|
|70mm (2.75 in) Hydra 70 rockets (19 per M261 rocket pod)|
|Radar/Sensors:||AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight|
|AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor|
|AN/APG-78 Firce Control Radars with Radar Electronics Unit (Longbow component)|
|AN/APR-48 Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometers|
|AN/APX-117 Identification Friend-or-Foe Transponders|
|Countermeasures/ Defenses:||AN/AAR-57(V)7 Common Missile Warning System|
|AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Sets|
|AN/APR-39A(V)4 or APR-39C(V)2 Radar Signal Detecting Set|
|AN/ALQ-136A(V)5 Radar Jammer|
|M211 and M212 Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Munition flares|
|Misc Systems:||AN/AVS-6 Aviator’s Night Vision System|
|Apache Aviator Integreted Helmet|
|Embedded GPS with Inertial Navigation with Multi-Mode Receiver|
|MXF-4027 UHF/VHF Radios|
|Manned-Unmanned Systems Integration Capability (MUSIC) UAS control system|
|Note:||Formerly known as AH-64D Block III|
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