The Republic of Singapore Air Force is upgrading its fleet of 20 Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters with new mission systems to enhance the helicopter's survivability and improve its mission capability.
The upgrading programme involves equipping the AH-64D with a Helicopter Integrated Electronic Warfare System (HIEWS) to enhance survivability and SATCOM for more robust communications, Singapore Government issued a press statement today.
The upgrading programme is expected to complete over the next few years, the statement added.
According to Shephard Media, a Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow featuring numerous modifications was recently spotted on an evening training flight in Singapore. The report says the latest helicopter design is similar to the Israel Defense Forces AH-64D-I Saraf.
Boeing has been awarded a contract worth $3.2 billion to produce Apache attack helicopters for Saudi Arabia
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