The AH-6 is the most capable light attack / multi-mission helicopter. It is specifically designed for superior performance and incorporates flexible, easily configurable mission equipment to effectively execute a wide range of missions including light attack, precision attack, anti-armor, close combat attacks, reconnaissance, security and escort, troop insertion and extraction, and combat search and rescue.
Leveraging more than 30 years of AH-64 Apache evolution, the AH-6 builds on a proven platform with system improvements to increase mission effectiveness and survivability, making the aircraft a reliable, state-of-the-art platform for multiple missions. It integrates best-in-class capabilities such as an integrated cockpit utilizing commercial off-the-shelf systems, and includes the latest fully integrated weapons, sensor and glass cockpit for precision day and night engagement and reconnaissance.
Utilizing advanced manufacturing processes, the AH-6 is designed for rapid preparation for flight from its transported configuration with the blades folded and the blade fold kit. A trained ground crew can prepare the AH-6 for flight from transportation configuration within seven minutes.
The AH-6 airframe design inherits a legacy of demonstrated superior survivability and provides maximum crew safety at high payload conditions. The aircraft is designed using a systems approach for crash survivability where the loads experienced by crew members are reduced by a combination of energy absorbing landing gear, airframe structure, crew seats, and crew restraints.