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Taiwan Apache Guardians On Way

Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:28 pm

First export customer for the AH64E and first new manufactured frames (US ones are remanufactured from older Ds )

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/10/19/2003574874

Military awaits delivery of Apache attack helicopters -
The 61 pilots who were sent to the US to be instructed on how to fly the helicopters have completed their training, a military source said
The military is expected to receive six Apache attack helicopters from the US early next month, a military source said on Thursday.

The six AH-64Es will be the first batch of an order of 30 of the advanced US attack helicopters that Taiwan bought for more than US$2 billion. The last batch should be delivered next year, the source said.


But still no big news on the UH60 program.
 
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RE: Taiwan Apache Guardians On Way

Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:55 pm

A great addition to Taiwan.
 
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RE: Taiwan Apache Guardians On Way

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:04 pm

unloading at kaohsiung
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/photo/2013/11/05/2008093960

[Edited 2013-11-05 05:07:16]
 
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RE: Taiwan Apache Guardians On Way

Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:35 pm

Do they have an order for anti-ship missiles to go along with these new helos?
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RE: Taiwan Apache Guardians On Way

Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:47 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):

Do they have an order for anti-ship missiles to go along with these new helos?

Just Helfires.IIRC the original congressional notification only talked about the anti armor AGM114L. I suppose they could get the blast version the USMC have but thats laser guided. Is that integrated into the Apache Longbow- I would think pre Longbow variants could laser designate for their own Hellfires) or would they ave to use those on the AH1W?

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