The U.S. Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter has achieved initial operating capability (IOC) with the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. “This is our initial operations capabilities check,” says Lt. Col. John Davis, battalion commander. “We’re a ‘Go.’” Designated as the Army’s first unit equipped with the newest attack helicopters, the Apache battalion, known as Tigersharks, was issued its first AH-64E Apache in January 2013. In preparation, the unit completed three ...

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