Apache Longbow Helicopter Upgrade Launches the Future of Airborne UAV Management



Neil Waghorn
06/28/2011

The Block III upgrade for the Apache Longbow AH-64D promises to drastically improve one of the best attack helicopter platforms in the world. The upgrade is to include composite main rotor blades, an improved drive system and upgraded 701D engines (which will restore A-Model performance lost due to the weight of the D-Model). The upgrade is also meant to include the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), designed to link Land-Sea-Air platforms and allow immediate communication. Despite recent...
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