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Monday, March 19, 2007

Apache Crews Continue to Excel in Iraq, Afghanistan

Apache Longbow attack helicopter flight crews stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan could use more of the highly effective weapons sighting system known as MTADS (Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight) said the chief of the Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama after a recent trip to the region. The Apache flies in a two-aircraft formation 24 hours a day, seven days a week over Iraq. The difference in video from older Apache sights compared to newer ones is stark. Due to the frequency of insurgents targeting American helicopters, American aviators have had to change their tactics to avoid enemy fire.
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