New Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Takes to the Air

The US Army’s Apache AH-64E is getting rave reviews from Fort Carson soldiers who are among the first troops to fly the latest version of the attack helicopter.

“It even has that new aircraft smell,” said Capt. Chris Curran with the post’s 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment – the second unit in the Army to get the aircraft.

Curran’s battalion is flying the first of 24 of the helicopters it expects to receive in the coming months. The helicopter is a new version of the venerable Apache that first saw combat in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and has proven to be a flexible fighting tool for tracking and killing insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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