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February 07, 2021

Latest Apache Variant Takes Up Residence In New Home

Crewmembers Can Receive UAS Video In The Cockpit

Following the conclusion of a three-day journey originating from the manufacturing facilities in Mesa, Ariz. the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash., has become the first operational unit to receive the AH-64E version 6 (V6) Apache helicopter. The V6 is equipped with an open systems design including the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapon systems. The model has multiple upgrades with the improved Lockheed-Martin Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision System (MTADS/PNVS), which includes a new integrated infrared laser for easier target designation and enhanced infrared imagery capabilities.

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