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Boeing Unveils “˜Compound Apache' Helicopter Concept

Boeing Unveils “˜Compound Apache' Helicopter Concept - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing Unveils “˜Compound Apache' Helicopter Concept - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has unveiled conceptual images of a variant of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, FlightGlobal reported Friday.

Compound Apache will have a small wing, pusher propeller and a tail rotor as well as feature increased aircraft speed and range, the company noted.

The company said it believes the new Apache variant could meet the U.S. Army's requirement for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program launched in April.

“It appears their focus is on the assault variant,“ Randy Rotte, director of business development for cargo helicopters and Future Vertical Lift programs at Boeing, said of the service branch's plan.

Boeing has conducted wind-tunnel testing of a small-scale model of the Compound Apache aircraft.

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