AH-64 Apache helicopter

AH-64 Apache

The AH-64 Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces.

An Advanced Multi-role Helicopter

With unprecedented performance, advanced sensors and connectivity forming the building blocks of this fully integrated platform, the AH-64E Apache stands as the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and represents the backbone of the U.S. Army attack helicopter fleet, as well as a growing number of international defense forces.

The U.S. Army Apache fleet has accumulated more than 4.5 million flight hours. With more than 2,400 Apaches delivered to customers around the world, Boeing is committed to the continuous modernization of the program to ensure that AH-64 capabilities outpace adversaries to maintain battlefield dominance today and for decades to come.

AH-64 Apache Milestones


Optimizing readiness for Apache fleets around the globe is one of Boeing’s primary missions. From Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) and integrated fleet support to modifications, repairs and training, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing the total cost of ownership. Boeing’s award-winning services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each AH-64 Apache customer.

Collaboration is key to Boeing’s success around the world, and our commitment to in-country partnerships is a major focus for Boeing in its second century. We are investing in talent, training and skill development now and for the future, ensuring that workers are ready to deliver world-class quality. For example, Boeing’s joint venture facility in Hyderabad with Tata Advanced Systems is delivering Apache attack helicopter fuselages for our global customers at a steady pace with plans to establish rotorcraft training and support capabilities in India as deliveries commence this year.

AH-64E Apache Technical Specifications

Standard Crew 2
Length 48.16 ft. (14.68 m)
Height 15.49 ft. (4.72 m)
Rotor Diameter 48 ft. (14.63 m)
Primary Mission Gross Weight 15,075 lb. (6,838 kg)
Maximum Operating Weight 23,000 lb. (10,432 kg)
Maximum Rate of Climb 2,800+ ft. (853+ m) per minute
Maximum Level Flight Speed 150+ knots (279+ kph)
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft. (6,096 m)


Feature Stories

One Apache Pilot +10,000 Flight Hours = A Lifetime of Service

One Apache Pilot +10,000 Flight Hours = A Lifetime of Service

January 25, 2016 in Defense

Utah National Guard Apache Pilot CW5 Ken Jones has served his country for decades and, now, is in a class by himself as an AH-64 Apache Pilot. As an instructor and a warrior he has achieved a master level.

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U.S. and Japanese Apaches score direct hit

U.S. and Japanese Apaches score direct hit

October 2, 2013 in Defense

For the first time ever, U.S. and Japanese Apache helicopters teamed up to launch Hellfire missiles during a live-fire test, and the result was perfection.

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Apache helicopters roar ahead

Apache helicopters roar ahead

June 3, 2013 in Defense

Boeing teammates who build the Apache offer insight into what it means to them and to those whose lives depend on it.

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The New Apache:  A Soldier's Guardian

The New Apache: A Soldier's Guardian

April 3, 2013 in Innovation, Defense

Boeing adds control of unmanned aircraft to the Apache helicopter's impressive capabilities.

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AH-64 Apache Customers

Boeing delivered the first U.S. Army Apache AH-64A in January 1984. Since then, the U.S. Army and other nations have received more than 2,200 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Boeing’s global customers for the Apache include Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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AH-64 Apache Quick Facts

The AH-64E Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of global defense forces. To date, more than 400 AH-64E model Apaches have been delivered worldwide. The AH-64E features:

  • Advanced digital connectivity
  • Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
  • A more powerful T700-GE-701D engines with upgraded face gear transmission to accommodate more power
  • Capability to control unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs)
  • New composite main rotor blade

Boeing-built AH-64D Apaches continue to operate around the world, featuring these enhancements:

  • Longer-range weapons accuracy and all-weather/night fighting
  • Detection of objects (moving or stationary) without being detected
  • Classification and threat-prioritization of up to 128 targets in less than a minute
  • Integrated sensors, networking, and digital communications for situational awareness, management of the combat arena in real time, and digital transmission of images and target locations to joint operations battlefield commanders.

Boeing produced 937 AH-64A Apaches between 1984 and 1997. Some remain in service today.