Army Air Corps Apache
Visitors to the Air Tattoo will be able to watch an Army Air Corps (AAC) helicopter designed to hunt and destroy tanks perform a dynamic display as part of the Air Tattoo's eight-hour flying programme.
The Apache attack helicopter, which can operate in all weathers, day or night and detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets in a matter of seconds, has significantly improved the Army's operational capability.
The AAC Apache, which is the aircraft flown by Prince Harry, carries a mix of weapons including rockets, Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun. In addition to the distinctive Longbow Radar located above the rotor blades, this aircraft is equipped with Thermal Imaging technology sight and Direct View Optics. Defensively it possesses a state-of-the-art fully integrated Defensive Aid Suite, produced by BAE Systems, that includes the Sky Guardian 2000 radar warning receiver.
The Apache has a maximum speed of 300km/h and a range of 475kms.