• Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Qatar receives first AH-64E Apache helicopter Qatar has received the first of 24 AH-64E Apache Gua

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by Zarvan, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:40 PM.

  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    46,854
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Ratings:
    +82 / 47,598 / -13
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    [​IMG]


    Qatar has received the first of 24 AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, during a ceremony at the manufacturer’s production facility in Mesa.

    Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah attended the ceremony of the first delivery of AH-64E Guardian helicopters to Qatar Emiri Air Force on Friday.

    The AH-64E Apache Guardian is the most advanced version of attack helicopter that exists in the world today.




    According to Scramble Magazine, In July 2014, the Qatari government signed an agreement for the acquisition of 24 AH-64Es with associated equipment and training for 70 pilots and 100 ground crewmembers. The $667 million contract was signed in July 2016 and Qatar took an option for the delivery of an additional 24 attack helicopters. This option is not capitalized yet.

    The AH-64E attack helicopter is the latest version of the AH-64, used by the US Army. It is also known as Apache Guardian. This gunship comes with new sensors, avionics and has improved night operation capabilities. Furthermore, the AH-64E helicopter can control a couple of UAVs.

    This attack helicopter is operated by a crew of 2, including pilot and gunner.

    The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces.

    Boeing delivered the first U.S. Army Apache AH-64A in January 1984. Since then, the U.S. Army and other nations have received more than 2,200 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Boeing’s global customers for the Apache include Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

    https://defence-blog.com/news/qatar...5Bkhw9Jb4lOtfcludq16sECnt5rEH-Dbr6kwh1WKB96WI
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  2. Muhammad Omar

    Muhammad Omar ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    12,831
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2014
    Ratings:
    +13 / 19,116 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Why Pakistan didn't option for Apaches they are superior to AH-1Z
     
  3. Philip the Arab

    Philip the Arab FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 369 / -0
    Country:
    Jordan
    Location:
    United States
    More expensive and less likely for the U.S. to sell you some because of high technology that is too secretive for Pakistan to have for risk of China stealing it.
     
  4. Stealth

    Stealth ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,430
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Ratings:
    +45 / 16,460 / -3
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Canada
    Trust me China now dont need these American shits to expand their studies in mil tech... they're already going smooth, strong...
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  5. Muhammad Omar

    Muhammad Omar ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    12,831
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2014
    Ratings:
    +13 / 19,116 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Yeah like China is still dependent on US tech to make progress in weapons manufacturing
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Philip the Arab

    Philip the Arab FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 369 / -0
    Country:
    Jordan
    Location:
    United States
    Then why did they steal terabytes of data about the F-35.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. SorryNotSorry

    SorryNotSorry FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,433
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,135 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United States
    It’s beautiful!
     
  8. Timur

    Timur SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    3,028
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Ratings:
    +0 / 2,615 / -0
    Country:
    Turkey
    Location:
    Germany
    Because they could :-)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  9. Muhammad Omar

    Muhammad Omar ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    12,831
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2014
    Ratings:
    +13 / 19,116 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan

    See selling the weapons doesn't mean $hit to China they can hack in
     
  10. Mithridates

    Mithridates FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    239
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2019
    Ratings:
    +0 / 271 / -0
    Country:
    Iran, Islamic Republic Of
    Location:
    Iran, Islamic Republic Of
    they don't need to copy a helicopter but they need to get their own 5th generation. need is the key word.
     
  11. Philip the Arab

    Philip the Arab FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 369 / -0
    Country:
    Jordan
    Location:
    United States
    The Longbow radar is very advanced and worth stealing if you could.
     
  12. LeGenD

    LeGenD SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    7,300
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Ratings:
    +14 / 5,864 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    They would still want to know. The things you can learn from having the hardware at your disposal...

    And 'American shits' is disingenuous remark. China have yet to showcase anything at par in this domain.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. airmarshal

    airmarshal SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    7,401
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Ratings:
    +9 / 8,744 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Canada
    Pakistan is not even getting AH-1Z, let alone AH-64E.

    After this Afghan engagement, Pakistan should start to distance itself from American interests.

    By the way this Qatari camo is looking great.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. OCguy

    OCguy FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Ratings:
    +3 / 1,274 / -0
    Country:
    United States
    Location:
    United States
    Beautiful and deadly bird.
    Reality check: Even with outright theft, the US is unmatched in the majority of technologies.

    This is a defense forum. Bias against a country is expected, but having an objective understanding of reality is important for credibility.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  15. Philip the Arab

    Philip the Arab FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 369 / -0
    Country:
    Jordan
    Location:
    United States
    I don't see why Pakistan and South Africa could not make a Rooivalk MK 2.
    upload_2019-3-16_21-2-46.jpeg
    Pakistan could fund it and license produce some or all of it in great numbers (100+) at a cheaper cost.
    [​IMG]