November saw the final pair of new AH-64E deliveries that are planned for 2023. On 15th November 2023 a pair of AH-64Es (ZM736 and ZM737) arrived at RAF Mildenhall by airfreight aboard a USAF C-5M Galaxy 87-0041 “Reach449”. These helicopters had been collected from Phoenix, Arizona which is near the Boeing AH-64 Apache factory at […]
The British Army has declared the first regiment to transition to its latest Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter to be “ready for frontline” operations, the service announced on 23 October. The Army Air Corps’ (AAC’s) 3 Regiment passed its validation tests during Exercise ‘Iron Titan’, the British Army’s largest land exercise for over 20 […]
Apache AH1 was roaded into Wattisham on 26th July 2023. It had previously been in use as a Battle Damage Repair Training airframe with 1710 NAS at Portsmouth Dockyard. Prior to this, this aircraft had suffered an accident in Afghanistan and had been removed from active service. ZJ177 History ZJ177 Images
3 more new AH-64Es were airfreighted from Arizona into RAF Mildenhall today, 28th July 2023. ZM731, ZM732 and ZM733 arrived at Mildenhall aboard a USAF C-5M Galaxy, 86-0018 callsign “Reach795“. These will be handed over for Army AIr Corps use.
29th June 2023 saw 4 Regiment 664 Sqn take to the air in the new AH-64E from Wattisham with a flight by AA444 in ZM709.
Friday 28th April 2023 saw AH-64E ZM727 take to the air for the first time in the UK at Wattisham, as “ArmyAir607“.
The latest AAC AH-64E to fly in the UK is ZM723, which first flew from Wattisham on 30/03/2023 as ArmyAir606.
The next batch of new AH-64Es have been airfreighted from Arizona to Mildenhall in the UK aboard a USAF C-5M Galaxy. “Reach406” landed in Suffolk on 17th March 2023 with ZM728, ZM729 and ZM730. These will be readied for road move by REME crews and moved to Wattisham by JARTS over the coming days.
AH-64E ZM725 made a short test flight at Wattisham on 14th March 2023. This was its first flight in the UK following re-assembly after delivery by air freight from the manufacturer, and was flown by 7 Battalion as “ArmyAir606“
Three more brand new AH-64Es arrived in the UK on Friday 9th December 2022 from the factory at Mesa, AZ. ZM723, ZM725 and ZM727 were air-freighted by USAF C-5 Super Galaxy from Phoenix to Mildenhall and will be road moved to Wattisham in due course. This means that 28 of the 50 AH-64Es on order […]