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Army’s Cold War-Era Apache Gunship Will Fly 30 More Years, General Says

September 9, 2018

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The U.S. Army has no current plans to replace its Cold-War era AH-64 Apache, a still-lethal attack helicopter that the service plans to fly into combat for at least another three decades, according to the head of Army aviation.

“Right now, it’s an incredibly capable aircraft that we know we are going to be flying well into the 40s,” Maj. Gen. William Gayler, who commands the Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, Alabama, told an audience Wednesday at the Association of the United States Army’s Aviation Hot Topic event.

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