US Considers Fielding Hostile-Fire Indicators on Apaches in Iraq




The U.S. Army is looking to field a hostile-fire indicator (HFI) for its Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters deployed in Iraq. The army’s operational experience in Iraq had led to an urgent requirement for the Apaches to respond instantly to incoming small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar fire. The Apaches had been chosen as the platform to mount the HFI "because receiving that information (about incoming fire) is important, but an important part of that equation is...
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