The U.S. Army has no plans to replace it AH-64 Apache advanced multi-role combat helicopter, according to the commander of the Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence, Maj. Gen. William Gayler.
Maj. Gen Gayler noted that the service of the Army’s AH-64 helicopters will be extended for at least another three decades saying it’s an incredible aircraft.
Although he admitted that U.S. will someday replace the AH-64 helicopter possibly with an armed version of the Raider or Valor but said the affordability of what to replace the Apache has not yet been seen.
Currently the U.S. army is still purchasing the latest version of the Apache, the AH-64E Apache Guardian.
Apache helicopter is an armed helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles. Due to their heavy armament they are sometimes referred to as the helicopter gunships.
The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces manufactured by Boeing.
Boeing supplied more than 2,200 Apaches to armies around the world since the aircraft entered production.