Attack And Defend Technology Used With Success
Apache Helicopters are flown on missions in Iraq every day. They are attack helicopters that fly each day to safeguard the areas in and around Tal Afar, Iraq. Solders of the different Styrker brigades are served by the aircraft patrols, preventing different groups of insurgents from being established in the region. Apache helicopters work to fly missions that cannot be done from the ground, and are used to cover vast distances in support of ground forces.
Apache Helicopters are a unique aircraft, and the crews and pilots that man the Apache aircraft that fly the daily missions would not fly any other aircraft, given a choice. They are loyal fans of the aircraft, whose superior firepower and attack capability have proven again and again to save the day. They are superior on the battlefield and in close air support of ground troops, allowing troops under attack to be safe.
Using a helicopter you have a great situational awareness, and you are able to move any direction and this allows the helicopter to respond and fight with an intensity that you cannot find or duplicate.
There are stories again and again for troops in Iraq that were facing the enemy and in a poor situational crisis, when from nowhere came the Apache helicopter to the rescue. Nothing is a more welcome sight for ground forces under heavy fire to have the Apache helicopter rise up behind them and let loose a volley of hellfire missiles or other ordnance, blasting away the enemy.