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  • Army recon targets Apache helicopter cannon for Humvee replacement

    08/30/2016 9:53:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016 | James Rogers
    The JLTV (Oshkosh Defense) As the U.S. Army readies to bring its current crop of Humvees into the 21st century with a new vehicle, reconnaissance officials are also looking to replace the Humvee's pre-World War II .50-caliber machine gun with a version of the Apache helicopter’s cannon in 2019. The Army has embarked on a major project to replace the Humvee, officially known as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWVS). Last year the Army signed a $6.7 billion deal with Oshkosh Defense for 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). Touted as offering more protection and greater off-road mobility, JLTVs...
  • MoD poised to award £2bn Apache deal to Boeing in new blow to UK defence industry

    05/29/2016 4:38:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | 28 MAY 2016 | Alan Tovey, industry editor
    The Ministry of Defence is poised to hand another major deal to a US company, with a £2bn contract for new Apache helicopters set to be awarded to Boeing. Leonardo, the Italian aerospace manufacturer until recently known as Finmeccanica, had been battling to land the deal, which would have seen the refitted helicopters produced at its base in Yeovil, Somerset, where 3,700 staff are employed. Such an agreement would have provided a significant long-term boost to UK jobs and skills. However, it is understood the MoD has decided to hand the 50-aircraft contract, worth £2bn over its lifetime when servicing...
  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads “Albee to Lawton.” But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. “Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure,” said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • Apache Attack Helicopters Get Skis And Crew Survial Pods For Arctic Combat

    03/11/2016 6:46:01 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 11, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Photo credit: US Army via Military Times The Pentagon is realizing that fighting in the frigid north may be more of a possibility than ever as Russia prepares its forces for sustained arctic operations. Now a handful of the US Army’s attack helicopters are getting optimized for this scenario, receiving skis, a pilot survival pod and being tested to see how they adapt to the extreme environment. The Apache’s permanent presence in Alaska is still a relatively new development. It came about as the result of the Army’s aviation reorganization plan that saw the sudden (and some would say boneheaded)...
  • Geronimo died on this day in 1909 - here's why we yell his name when we jump out of planes

    02/17/2016 4:16:39 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    February 17th is the anniversary of the death in 1909 of that legendary Chiricahua Apache chieftain, Geronimo (born ca. 1829), whose actual Indian name was Goyathlay ("One Who Yawns"). The name by which Geronimo is remembered was supposedly bestowed on him by a detachment of Mexican soldiers so stunned by the ferocity of his resistance that they repeatedly invoked the name of St. Jerome against him.
  • Boeing plans to assemble Chinook or Apache helicopters in India

    10/16/2015 4:59:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    PTI ^ | Oct 16, 2015
    American aviation giant Boeing on Friday said it plans to assemble either its Chinook heavy-lift helicopters or Apache attack choppers in India even as it gears to offer the possibility of manufacturing a fighter jet aircraft in the country. “We are much closer to have assembly (of) one of those aeroplanes (choppers) here. That will play out and that’s our strategy. This market is too important, capability is too high and commitment is significant and that kind of commitment is important for us,” Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney McNerney said. India had last month signed a contract for 15 Chinook and...
  • About the AH-64: Specs (vanity)

    10/15/2015 3:57:44 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    AeroWeb ^ | Last Update: March 9, 2015. | Joakim Kasper Oestergaard Balle
    The AH-64A/D Apache and AH-64E Block III Apache Longbow (renamed Guardian) are four-blade twin-engine attack helicopters manufactured by Boeing. The Apache was originally developed by Hughes Helicopters in the 1970s (first flight on September 30, 1975), however, the company was acquired by McDonnell Douglas in 1984. In 1997, McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The latest variant, the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter (originally designated AH-64D Block III), is powered by two General Electric T700-GE-701D turboshaft engines with 1,994 shp each. The AH-64D/E models are based on the original AH-64A, which was deployed in 1984 and first used in combat in 1989...
  • Foreign Sales to Keep Apache, Chinook in Production for Decades

    10/15/2015 2:52:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 10/13/2015 | Allyson Versprille
    Projected foreign military sales of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters in conjunction with planned domestic buys are expected to keep the airplanes in production for decades, said Boeing and Army officials. "It’s easily safe to say that the Apache is going to be flying well into the 2060 timeframe," when you consider both domestic and international demand for the new E-model, said Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters. According to Kim Smith, Boeing's vice president of attack helicopters, the company has delivered 217 Echo models and 87 of those have gone to...
  • DSEI: Brimstone goes green for Apache integration (British missile)

    09/19/2015 8:13:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | CRAIG HOYLE
    The British Army’s need for a future attack helicopter weapon system has led MBDA to begin promoting a potential candidate derived from its 50kg (110lb) Brimstone air-to-surface missile. Craig Hoyle/MBDA Displayed for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, the concept builds on the existing dual-mode Brimstone, which is currently being used by the Royal Air Force’s Panavia Tornado GR4s to attack Islamic State targets in Iraq. An image of a potential combination shows a Boeing AH-64E Apache carrying a maximum load of 16 of the precision-strike weapons. Currently equipped with a dual-mode...
  • The Severed Heads Campaign (U.S. Army campaign which paid for beheadings)

    04/05/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    Brutal, but true, the little-known account of the U.S. Army paying for beheadings during the ferocious Apache Wars.
  • Meet 10 Americans Helped By Religious Freedom Bills Like Indiana’s (Not Just Christians)

    03/31/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    The federal government passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. It was authored by Chuck Schumer, passed with nearly unanimous support from both parties, and signed by President Bill Clinton. The legislation was needed after a bad Supreme Court ruling delivered by Antonin Scalia that limited religious freedom for Native Americans who smoke peyote as part of their religion. A later Supreme Court ruling ruled that the RFRA didn’t apply to state or local governments. Twenty states passed RFRAs and another 13 have protections like the ones in RFRA. And yet when Indiana passed the legislation last week,...
  • Planned Arizona copper mine would put a hole in Apache archaeology

    12/13/2014 5:43:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Science ^ | 10 December 2014 | Zach Zorich
    A site on Apache Mountain, where Apache warriors plunged to their deaths to avoid the U.S. cavalry, may soon overlook a copper mine. Archaeologists and Native American tribes are protesting language in a Senate bill that would approve a controversial land exchange between the federal government and a copper mining company -- a swap that may put Native American archaeological sites at risk. The bill is needed to fund the U.S. military and is considered likely to pass the Senate as early as today. The company Resolution Copper Mining hopes to exploit rich copper deposits beneath 980 hectares of Arizona's...
  • Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

    10/13/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | October 13th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology to perform better in maritime environments, service officials said Monday at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. “We’re looking at sensor upgrades to the fire control radar and adding a maritime feature to the Apache. We want to extend the radar and broaden its bandwidth to pick up things in a littoral (shallow water) environment and detect small ships in the water,” said Army Col. Jeff Hager, Apache program manager. The Army plans to test...
  • U.S. Now Using Apache Helicopters to Attack ISIS in Iraq

    10/05/2014 9:42:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 5, 2014 12:34pm | Luis Martinez
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. has begun using Apache AH-64 attack helicopters to strike at ISIS targets inside Iraq, the first time the aircraft have been used for offensive strikes since arriving in Baghdad in early July. Their use opens up a new capability in the airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq, but one that also comes with risks, as they could be vulnerable to ground fire. A defense official confirms that Apache helicopters were used this weekend as part of four airstrikes on a large ISIS force northeast of Fallujah. The attack was conducted in coordination with Air Force fighter...
  • India offers to buy more US attack helicopters, hopes to drive down costs

    08/09/2014 5:18:32 AM PDT · by cold start · 2 replies
    NEW DELHI: India has offered to significantly increase an order for US attack helicopters, Indian officials said, as US defense secretary Chuck Hagel began a visit to New Delhi on Thursday aimed at boosting defence and strategic ties. The Apache gunships and a deal for Chinook helicopters, both built by Boeing, will top the agenda in Hagel's talks on Friday with India's new administration led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has offered a follow-on order of 39 AH-64D Apache helicopters in addition to the 22 now being negotiated, an Indian defence ministry official said. The sides have been wrangling...
  • Qatar spends big on American choppers and missiles

    07/15/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2014 | By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Qatar, the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter, is using its gas money to cash in on some top-of-the-line U.S. supplied military hardware. Qatar’s defense minister, Hamad Bin Ali al-Attiyah, met with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and signed acceptance letters for $11 billion worth of Apache attack helicopters, Patriot missile defense batteries and anti-tank Javelin missiles, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday. “Today’s signing ceremony underscores the strong partnership between the United States and Qatar in the area of security and defense and will help improve our bilateral cooperation across a range of military operations,” said Rear Adm....
  • Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist

    07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism. In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers...
  • Army scores major win over IAF, gets Apache gunships (India)

    06/16/2014 12:04:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Sunday Guardian, India ^ | 14th Jun 2014 | VISHAL THAPAR
    The government has approved the raising of three squadrons of the iconic American-made Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Army. This marks a big win for the Army in its epic war with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the control of helicopter gunships. "The Army will get 39 Apache attack helicopters at an estimated cost of over $2.5 billion after the first tranche of 22 of these gunships, currently being negotiated with the US, is delivered to the IAF," disclosed an exultant officer at Army Headquarters. All future acquisitions of attack helicopters will thereafter be for the Army, an...
  • Leahy Holds Up Egypt’s Apache Attack Helicopters

    06/12/2014 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/12/14 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. senator is blocking the delivery of 10 U.S. Apache attack helicopters urgently sought by the Egyptian government since last spring to battle al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai peninsula. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) has prevented all U.S. military assistance to the Egyptians, asserting the Egyptian government had violated human rights in ousting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood regime. Leahy imposed the hold on the aircraft five days after the Pentagon announced the helicopters were urgently needed to fight terrorism and would be delivered. White House and State Department officials said this week they are working with Congress to...
  • First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spain’s Eastward Expansion

    03/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 17, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found. In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains. In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto — possibly with the support of French traders — routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro...
  • Support Denied Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack

    03/12/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2014 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo within the past several weeks relayed the Egyptian government’s appeal to send the new Apaches in a cable to the State Department. According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the...
  • Apache servers ambushed by sophisticated backdoor attacks

    05/01/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Network World ^ | 30 April 2013 | John P. Mello, Jr
    CSO - Apache servers are being ambushed by a particularly pernicious malware program called Linux/Cdorked.A that's infecting visitors to the sick machines with the Blackhole malware kit. Discovered by security researchers at Sucuri and Eset, they describe the malware a a sophisticated and stealthy backdoor meant to drive traffic to malicious websites. Eset explained in a blog post that the malware is one of the most sophisticated Apache backdoors it has seen so far. So far, hundreds of servers have been compromised, it said. The backdoor leaves no traces of compromised hosts on the hard drive other than a modified...
  • India, US set to ink $1.4bn deal for 22 Apache helicopters

    08/21/2012 12:26:52 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Aug 21, 2012, 03.06AM IST | TNN
    NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to order 22 heavy-duty Apache helicopters for around $1.4 billion, in what will be yet another big defence deal to be bagged by the US. The US has already made military sales worth over $8 billion to India over the last few years, despite it having lost out to France in the almost $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project to supply 126 fighters to IAF, which is in the final commercial negotiations stage. In the battle for the attack helicopters, Boeing's AH-64D Apache Longbow met all ASQRs (air staff qualitative requirements) during...
  • Qatar to Purchase 24 AH-64D Block III Longbow Attack Helicopters in Possible $3 Billion Deal

    07/18/2012 6:07:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Qatar to Purchase 24 AH-64D Block III Longbow Attack Helicopters in Possible $3 Billion Deal 16:18 GMT, July 16, 2012 WASHINGTON | The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified U.S. Congress July 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Qatar for 24 AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.0 billion. The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of 24 AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW Attack Helicopters, 56 T700-GE-701D Engines, 27 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight, 27 AN/AAR-11...
  • FLIR Apache watches premature IED detonation leaving emplacers burnt to a crisp

    05/25/2012 11:07:09 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 39 replies
    "Nice" video at link "Oh by golly, Achmed, By the grace of Allah, I'm sure that is not the hot wire.. Just connect it right here. See. it's ju............."
  • Xampp: Programming for the masses, C, MySQL & HTML together!

    02/14/2012 12:38:26 PM PST · by Mycroft Holmes · 55 replies · 1+ views
    self | 2012/02/14 | Mycroft Homes
    Or, learn to code the next Facebookâ„¢ in your spare time. Really for true about the Facebookâ„¢ part. It was initially written using this technology so that should give you some idea what is possible if you master this idiom. Admittedly, it doesn't scale to 800 million users, but it is pretty serviceable for most people and it's free. Learning to program earns you power. Steadily all of the machines around us are morphing into computers surrounded by hardware that mediates the processor's interaction with the physical world. To change the behavior of any given machine all you need...
  • Prince Harry qualifies as Apache pilot

    02/08/2012 6:03:19 PM PST · by Labour-Watch · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 08, 2012
    Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot after 18 months of rigorous training in the UK and the US, the Ministry of Defence has said. The third in line to the throne was awarded a prize for best co-pilot gunner at a dinner on Wednesday at his RAF training base in Ipswich, Suffolk. He and 20 others who graduated now have limited "combat-ready status". Previously, the prince has hinted of his wish to return to Afghanistan after his first tour of duty was cut short. Last April, he suggested it would be pointless to train as a helicopter...
  • Onondaga Nation leaders blast 'Geronimo' codename for Bin Laden

    05/03/2011 8:31:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 97 replies
    Syracuse NY: The Post-Standard ^ | Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 9:32 PM | Charles McChesney /
    Leaders of the Onondaga Nation blasted as “reprehensible” the assigning of the world’s most wanted terrorist “Geronimo” as a codename. Bin Laden was killed during an attack on his compound in Pakistan Sunday. “We’ve ID’d Geronimo,” U.S. forces reported by radio to the White House. Later, word came that “Geronimo” was dead. “Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero,” the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a release Tuesday. “Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity,” the...
  • Senate official: Wrong to link bin Laden, Geronimo

    05/03/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2011 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama Bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Geronimo was an Apache leader in the 19th century who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his capture in 1886.
  • Korea Likely to Buy Apache Helicopters

    04/14/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Korea Likely to Buy Apache Helicopters The Army is poised to acquire a consignment of Apache helicopters. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration, in a report to the National Assembly's Defense Committee, said Wednesday it decided to buy large attack helicopters to replace the Army's superannuated 500MD and AH-1 attack choppers. It is to decide which model to buy and sign a contract by October next year. Although DAPA did not specify the model or numbers, sources speculate that the likeliest decision is to buy 36 of the newest Apache Block III helicopters from the U.S., enough for two battalions. Each...
  • Check Out This Nighttime Apache Hit on Some Taliban Fighters

    01/22/2011 7:57:53 AM PST · by Freepmanchew · 15 replies
    This is a cool video has an American AH64 Apache Gunship observing Taliban militants armed and dangerous as they sit around a campfire. The next thing these Islamic terrorists know, they are in hell. 3 bursts of from a 30mm = $10001 Hell Fire Missile = $10,0008 dead Taliban fighters = priceless Here is the link to the Taliban Fighters being sent to Allah by a Hellfire missile
  • Keeping The Apache Ready To Take On The Taliban

    01/17/2011 12:33:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    US Army Editor via Defense Talk ^ | 1/17/2011 | US Army Editor via Defense Talk
    Behind every battle-winning Apache in Afghanistan is a team of unsung heroes working tirelessly to ensure the British Army's gunship is fully serviced, fuelled and fitted with the fire power to take on the Taliban. While specialist support crews in theatre conduct the day-to-day maintenance on the hi-tech helicopter, the aircraft also has a legion of engineering experts poised for action in the UK. Based at Attack Helicopter HQ in Wattisham, a highly-skilled group of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) craftsmen work alongside civilian contractors to run a Depth Support Unit (DSU) - an organisation charged with keeping the...
  • CUTAWAY: AH-1Z Viper enters production as substantially new aircraft

    12/17/2010 9:41:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CUTAWAY: AH-1Z Viper enters production as substantially new aircraft By Initially envisioned as an effort to modernise the drive train of the US Marine Corps' (USMC) veteran fleet of Bell AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters, the AH-1Z Viper has essentially evolved into a new aircraft. The helicopter, which was developed alongside its close cousin, the UH-1Y, is a significant technological leap over its predecessor. The new airframe offers increased aerodynamic performance and exponentially more sophisticated avionics. The service hopes to procure some 226 AH-1Zs, including 58 new-build airframes and 168 machines remanufactured from the AH-1W. For the USMC, the appeal of...
  • Taiwan hails US confirmation of attack helicopter deal

    11/11/2010 6:12:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/11/2010 | Defense Talk
    Taiwan on Wednesday welcomed the confirmation of its purchase of a fleet of advanced US attack helicopters, saying it would boost its defences even as it seeks improved ties with mainland China. The US Department of Defense announced Tuesday that defence contractor Boeing acquired the contract to sell 30 Apache AH-64D Longbow helicopters to Taiwan, and that it was required to deliver them in 2014. The deal "will certainly help beef up Taiwan's naval, anti-landing and ground-warfare capabilities," Defence Ministry spokesman Yu Sy Tue told AFP, adding that the deal was evidence of Taiwan's determination to defend itself
  • UAE seeks $5bn deal to double Apache fleet

    11/08/2010 7:50:48 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flight International ^ | 08/11/10 | Craig Hoyle
    UAE seeks $5bn deal to double Apache fleet By Craig Hoyle The United Arab Emirates plans to double the size of its Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter fleet to 60 aircraft, under a potential acquisition and modernisation package worth $5 billion. The UAE's current 30 AH-64Ds would be upgraded to Boeing's Apache Block III configuration under the possible deal, while 30 new-build examples would also be acquired. The plans were announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in a 3 November notification to Congress. According to the DSCA: "The UAE needs these helicopters to fulfil its strategic...
  • BP Selling $7 Billion Worth of Assets to Apache

    07/20/2010 1:53:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 1+ views
    DailyFinance ^ | 7/20/2010
    Apache Corporation (APA) has reportedly agreed to purchase $7 billion worth of assets from BP (BP). The assets include all of BP's oil and gas facilities and land in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico and the Western Desert region in Egypt. Apache will gain control of much of BP's gas business in western Canada as well. In all, Apache will acquire oil reserves of at least 385 million barrels. "This is a rare opportunity to acquire legacy positions from a major oil company, with oil and gas production, acreage, infrastructure, seismic data, field studies, exploration prospects...
  • Thunderstruck (video)

    07/14/2010 1:32:50 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9 June 2010 | via Youtube
    Military video showcasing it smany helicopters. ah-64 apache, uh-60 blackhawk, and the kiowa
  • The 30mm Solution

    07/05/2010 6:46:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 7/4/2010 | The Strategy Page
    U.S. Army has established a second source (General Dynamics) for 30mm cannon ammunition. This is to insure there are no interruptions in deliveries, and some competition when it comes to production quality and price. The U.S. Army is using over half a million 30mm cannon rounds a year for its AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships. Each round costs over $100. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the most accurate cannon fire comes from the 30mm autocannon on the AH-64 helicopter, and such support is very popular. This is partly because of the increased emphasis on reducing civilian casualties. During the heaviest combat in...
  • US, Russia in race for IAF attack choppers deal

    06/27/2010 5:17:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Jun 26 2010 | Manu Pubby
    US, Russia in race for IAF attack choppers deal Manu Pubby Posted online: Sat Jun 26 2010, 04:00 hrs New Delhi : The US and Russia will face off for the deal to supply the Indian Air Force crucial attack choppers after two major competitors from Europe pulled out citing technical reasons. The mainstay attack helicopters of the two countries will arrive in India within two months and will be put through several rounds of gruelling tests. What has left many surprised is that Eurocopter’s Tiger and Agusta’s A129 Mangusta have pulled out of the estimated $600 million contest and...
  • Attack helicopter evaluation trials likely in summer

    05/15/2010 6:50:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 428+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 5/15/2010 | K.V. Prasad
    With the Indian Air Force embarking on modernisation, the skies over different parts of the country will witness yet another high-profile test with evaluations of attack helicopters due to start this summer. Seeking to get off the mark, Boeing is fielding the AH-64D Apache helicopter for the trials, Dean Millsap, regional director, Asia Pacific International Business Development, told a group of visiting Indian journalists here. Mr. Millisap said an IAF team was due to arrive in the United States and thereafter dates for the trials in different weather conditions would be finalised. Boeing is among the international companies that responded...
  • Three quarters of Army's Apache attack helicopters not serviceable

    05/02/2010 8:21:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 523+ views ^ | 5/02/2010 | Sean Rayment
    Of the 67 in service, just 18 – or 27 per cent – are available for front line operations in Afghanistan or for training pilots in the United Kingdom. Across all the aircraft types, less than half of Britain's military helicopters are available for operations, with 62 per cent (322 out of a total of 522) out of service. Ministry of Defence figures obtained by the Conservative Party also show that only 44 per cent of the RAF's Chinook helicopters, 35 per cent of Merlins and 43 per cent of the Royal Navy's Sea Kings are available for service in...
  • Iraq Video: Murder It Isn't....Foolhardy Reuter Reporters It Is

    04/06/2010 8:01:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-10 | Curt
    And those reporters paid the price for their ignorance.What unbelievable knuckleheads the left and the MSM are. Making the rounds over the last few days is this video in which Wikileaks says there were unarmed civilian reporters who were killed for no other reason than they had cameras. Complete and utter bulls&%t. [VIDEO AT SITE] This was 2007 people. There was still a war going on. And it sucks that the reporters deemed it necessary to embed themselves with the enemy, but they knew full well what the results might be. Rusty at The Jawa Report has screen shots of...
  • Prince Harry WILL fly Apaches after all despite claim he 'doesn't have brain capacity'

    02/27/2010 9:16:04 PM PST · by Saije · 25 replies · 814+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/2010 | Katie Nicholl
    Prince Harry famously said he didn’t have the ‘brain capacity’ to fly an Apache attack helicopter – but now it seems he may be proved wrong. Sources at the Army Air Corps headquarters in Middle Wallop, where the Prince is learning to fly, have told The Mail on Sunday that Harry is being considered to pilot the demanding aircraft after doing well on his current training. If Harry does graduate to an Apache, it could help his dream to return to the front line in Afghanistan, where he served in December 2008, as there is a shortage of Apache crews....
  • Are Iran's New Anti-Helicopter Missiles A Real Threat to Apaches?

    02/07/2010 8:20:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 1,099+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 1/05/2010 | Joe Pappalardo
    Call it a case of defense-press diplomacy: An Iranian colonel this week spoke publicly about a "special weapon" that was tailor-made to destroy U.S. Apache attack helicopters. The government-run Iranian news agency also released images of the shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile. In the photo, the launcher is to the left, in green, and the grey missile is also to the left, with a white cap covering the seeker at the tip. The straight black piece sticking out is a simple aiming device, similar to those found on other shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. "The enemy should not assume that if it attacks Iran,...
  • War porn: Hellfire and 30mm greet insurgents

    09/23/2009 7:02:14 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 8 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 23, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    "Clear to engage." "Roger that. Firing. And firing. And firing. And firing. And firing one more. Alright, sensing."
  • War-porn video: No messing around - 5 insurgents, 3 Hellfires

    09/19/2009 7:27:10 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 10 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 19, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Nice audio by Apache pilot.
  • Linux webserver botnet pushes malware

    09/13/2009 9:24:24 AM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    The Register (UK Tech) ^ | 2009-09-12 | Dan Goodin
    A security researcher has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a special ops botnet of sorts and used to distribute malware to unwitting people browsing the web. Each of the infected machines examined so far is a dedicated or virtual dedicated server running a legitimate website, Denis Sinegubko, an independent researcher based in Magnitogorsk, Russia, told The Register. But in addition to running an Apache webserver to dish up benign content, they've also been hacked to run a second webserver known as nginx, which serves malware. "What we see here is a long awaited...
  • Sunday Night War P@rn....

    08/30/2009 5:19:52 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 11 replies · 1,346+ views
    Apache's 30mm turns four jihadis into a fine red Allah-mist. Note: Sound on for added effect.
  • Saturday Night War P@rn....

    08/29/2009 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 10 replies · 1,157+ views
    Super-high quality vid of Apache vaporizing 5 jihadis. Fun starts around the 1:20 mark. Note: Flying-jihadi on the first strike, watch the guy on the left (1:27 mark).
  • Obama blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt

    06/01/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 146 replies · 4,386+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6/1/2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters. Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.