Apache AH Mk.1

Apache AH Mk.1

The Apache AH Mk.1 is developed from the US AH-64D Apache, built under licence by Helicopter Division from Boeing for the British Army.

 

Battle proven and effective on current operations, the Apache AH Mk.1 is equipped with two RTM322 engines giving unique ‘hot and high’ capability.

 

The ability to classify and prioritise ground and air targets using advanced avionics and systems including Longbow fire control radar, Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS).

 

A 30mm accurate chin mounted machine gun and ability to carry the latest in weapon technology make Apache suited to precision attack, air escort, reconnaissance, anti-armour and deep operations. Self protection is assured by an integrated Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) including infrared (IR) suppressors, chaff and flare dispensers, laser warning system and missile approach warning system.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 9,525 kg
Power plant: 2 x Rolls Royce Turbomeca RTM322 (2,100 shp)
Crew: 1 pilot and 1 gunner / co-pilot

Technical Data

Weights

Max take off

9525

kg

20995

lb

Engine rating (2 x Rolls Royce turbomeca RTM322)

Take Off power

1566

kW

2100

shp

Crew 

Crew

2

External Dimensions

Overall length

17,57

m

57.64

ft

Overall height

4,95

m

16,30

ft

Rotor diameter

14,63

m

48,00

ft

Performance

Cruise speed

259

km/h

140

kts

Hovering IGE (ISA + 15, Mission GW)

3505

m

11500

ft

Max range

537

km

290

nm

Max endurance

2 h 45 min

Fuel capacity

1421

l

312

USgal

 

Equipment

  • Chaff and flare dispensers
  • Infrared suppressors
  • Laser warning system
  • Missile approach warning system 

Avionics

  • Longbow fire control radar
  • TADS PNVS - Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor
  • IHADSS - Integrated helmet and display sight system
  • Fully integrated MANPRINT cockpit with colour displays
  • Integrated GPS/INS/Doppler navigation system 

Armament

  • CRV-7 80 mm rockets
  • Hellfire missiles
  • 30 mm nose mounted chain gun 

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Land

The Apache AH Mk.1 combat helicopter is Helicopter Division’s license-built variant of the Boeing AH-64D Apache, exclusively for the UK MoD, fitted with specific engines, defensive aids and weapons.

The battle-proven Apache AH Mk.1 provides highly effective precision attack, air escort, reconnaissance, anti armour and deep operations capability.


LEADING FEATURES

  • Two RTM322 engines with FADEC provide unique ‘hot and high’ capability
  • 2 crew; pilot and gunner / co-pilot
  • Fully integrated NVG compatible glass cockpit with colour displays
  • Classification and prioritisation of ground and air targets using advanced avionics and systems including Longbow fire control radar, Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS)
  • Precision engagement using Air-Ground Missiles (AGM), 70 mm rockets and chin mounted 30mm Chain Gun
  • Self protection assured by an integrated Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) including Infra-Red (IR) suppressors, Laser Warning System (LWS) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS), Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS)