by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's Ministry of Defense announced plans to upgrade mission capabilities for its AH-64D Apache helicopters on Thursday.
The program, announced in a response to media queries, aims to equip the country's existing Apache rotorcraft with enhanced Helicopter Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems and updated satellite communication solutions.
"[Singapore's defense ministry] has always taken a rigorous and prudent approach in planning for our defence needs and will equip sufficient helicopters to meet Singapore's defense requirements," the ministry's statement read.
Singapore's government adds the upgrade program is expected to be complete within the next few years, but did not disclose an official date.
The AH-64 Apache is a Boeing-built multirole attack helicopter primarily used by the U.S. Army. Other prominent customers include armed forces in Japan, South Korea, Israel, Greece, Britain and others.
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
BAE Systems and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on future threat detection projects for the U.S. Army's aircraft. Under the agreement, the two companies will utilize their assets to develop a new detection platform powered by infrared technology. Officials say the pact will help the branch meet current and evolving threats for both rotary and fixed-wing aircra ... read more
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