DETLEF BILLIG COLLECTION
No. 8781. McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache (055 c/n PV797) United Arab Emirates Air Force
Photographed at the Dubai International Aerospace Exhibition 2001, by Detlef Billig
03/31/2009. The UAEAF purchased ten AH-64A’s in 1991 and another twenty in 1993. Under a foreign sales agreement in 2007, the US Army ordered Boeing to convert the UAEAF AH-64As to the AH-64D Apache Longbow version. The upgrading, to be finalized in 2010, is conducted at the Boeing Rotorcraft Systems facility at Mesa, Arizona (formerly McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, Hughes Helicopters).
Created March 31, 2009