08 Jul '18, 10am

Army aviators demonstrate the power of the punch their Apache attack helicopters can deliver:

Army aviators demonstrate the power of the punch their Apache attack helicopters can deliver:

Exercise Talon Gravis has seen 3 Regiment Army Air Corps (3 Regt AAC) launch formations of up to eight Apaches from their base at Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk to find and strike targets on land and at sea more than 300 miles away. Flying against simulated enemy air defences, missions have ranged from a daylight attack on shipping in the English Channel off Plymouth to hunting armoured vehicles on Salisbury Plain under the cover of darkness. The Apaches were replenished at a Forward Arming and Refuelling Point (FARP) - the military equivalent of a Formula 1 pit stop – set up at Keevil airfield on Salisbury Plain. 3 Regt AAC’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Nick English said: “On its own, a single Apache is a very complex and capable aircraft to operate; the more aircraft that are flying on a mission brings more complexity but also more capability. This has bee...

Full article: https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/06/apac...

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