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AH-64 Apache

The world’s most advanced, proven attack helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces

Combat Proven. Battle Tested.

From the AH-64A in 1984 to today’s AH-64E Version 6 (v6), one thing about the Apache hasn’t changed: its reputation as the world’s most advanced and proven attack helicopter.

With more than 1,200 aircraft in operation accumulating over 4 million flight hours, 1.3 million of which have been in combat, the AH-64 Apache represents the backbone of the U.S. Army attack helicopter fleet and a growing number of international defense forces.

With the AH-64E in production until at least 2028, the Apache will serve the U.S. Army and its partner nations as the world’s primary attack helicopter into the 2060s. As Boeing and the U.S. Army continue to invest in nextgeneration technologies, the Apache brings affordable Modular Open Systems Architecture capability to serve as a centerpiece in the Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) battlefield for decades to come.

MDO Ready – Today.

The AH-64E Version 6 is the most modern configuration of the Apache and is ready for the MDO battlefield. A network-centric, fully integrated weapon system specifically built to dominate in highly contested and complex battle space, the Version 6 Apache includes multiple enhancements to the aircraft’s sensors, software and weapons performance.

Designed for interoperability within the ecosystem of Joint All Domain Operations (JADO), the AH-64E v6 is a lethal, survivable and agile system providing the range, maneuverability and performance needed by ground forces and contributes to current and future joint mission success.

By providing and integrating advanced capabilities through a layered effect of on board and off board sensors, stand-off long range weapons and the connectivity required to use all the tools the ecosystem can bring, Boeing’s AH-64E v6 is a fully integrated, optimized for battle attack helicopter that is truly in a class by itself.

An Affordable, Sustainable Life Cycle Solution

Optimizing readiness for Apache fleets around the globe is one of Boeing’s primary missions. From Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) and integrated fleet support to modifications, repairs and training, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing the total cost of ownership. Boeing’s award-winning services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each AH-64 Apache customer.

Collaboration is key to Boeing’s success around the world, and our commitment to in-country partnerships is a major focus for Boeing in its second century. We are investing in talent, training and skill development now and for the future, ensuring that workers are ready to deliver world-class quality. For example, Boeing’s joint venture facility in Hyderabad with Tata Advanced Systems is delivering Apache attack helicopter fuselages for our global customers at a steady pace. With the recent delivery of all new AH-64E Apaches to the Indian Air Force, Boeing anticipates additional opportunities in rotorcraft training and sustainment.

AH-64 Apache Customers

Boeing delivered the first U.S. Army Apache AH-64A in January 1984. Since then, the U.S. Army and other nations have received more than 2,200 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Boeing’s global customers for the Apache include Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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    Egypt

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    Greece

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    India

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    Indonesia

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    Israel

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    Japan

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    Korea

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    Kuwait

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    Netherlands

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    Qatar

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    Saudi Arabia

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    Singapore

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    United Arab Emirates

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    United Kingdom

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    United States

AH-64 Apache Milestones

Feature Stories

AH-64E version 6 (V6) Apaches depart Boeing’s Mesa facility to join the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The World’s Most Advanced Attack Helicopter Just Got Even More Advanced

February 18, 2021 in Defense

Boeing delivers the AH-64E Version 6 Apache to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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One Apache Pilot +10,000 Flight Hours = A Lifetime of Service

One Apache Pilot +10,000 Flight Hours = A Lifetime of Service

January 25, 2016 in Defense

Utah National Guard Apache Pilot CW5 Ken Jones has served his country for decades and, now, is in a class by himself as an AH-64 Apache Pilot. As an instructor and a warrior he has achieved a master level.

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U.S. and Japanese Apaches score direct hit

U.S. and Japanese Apaches score direct hit

October 2, 2013 in Defense

For the first time ever, U.S. and Japanese Apache helicopters teamed up to launch Hellfire missiles during a live-fire test, and the result was perfection.

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Apache helicopters roar ahead

Apache helicopters roar ahead

June 3, 2013 in Defense

Boeing teammates who build the Apache offer insight into what it means to them and to those whose lives depend on it.

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The New Apache:  A Soldier's Guardian

The New Apache: A Soldier's Guardian

April 3, 2013 in Innovation, Defense

Boeing adds control of unmanned aircraft to the Apache helicopter's impressive capabilities.

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AH-64E Apache Technical Specifications

Standard Crew 2
Length 48.16 ft. (14.68 m)
Height 15.49 ft. (4.72 m)
Rotor Diameter 48 ft. (14.63 m)
Primary Mission Gross Weight 15,075 lb. (6,838 kg)
Maximum Operating Weight 23,000 lb. (10,432 kg)
Maximum Rate of Climb 2,800+ ft. (853+ m) per minute
Maximum Level Flight Speed 150+ knots (279+ kph)
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft. (6,096 m)
Ordnance 16 HELLFIRE missiles; 76 2.75-inch rockets and 1,200 30 mm chain gun rounds
Rate of Fire 600-650 rounds per minute

AH-64 Apache Quick Facts

Total U.S. Army Apache (A thru E Model) Flight Hours: More than 4.8 million

Total U.S. Army Apache (A thru E Model) Combat Hours: More than 1.3 million

The AH-64E Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of global defense forces. To date, more than 500 AH-64E model Apaches have been delivered worldwide. The AH-64E features:

  • Advanced digital connectivity
  • Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
  • More powerful T700-GE-701D engines with upgraded face gear transmission to accommodate more power
  • Capability to control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • New composite main rotor blade

Boeing-built AH-64D Apaches continue to operate around the world, featuring these enhancements:

  • Longer-range weapons accuracy and all-weather/night fighting
  • Detection of objects (moving or stationary) without being detected
  • Classification and threat-prioritization of up to 128 targets in less than a minute
  • Integrated sensors, networking, and digital communications for situational awareness, management of the combat arena in real time, and digital transmission of images and target locations to joint operations battlefield commanders

Boeing produced 937 AH-64A Apaches between 1984 and 1997. Some remain in service today.