US trials maritime strike role for Apache helo in Persian Gulf

The US military has trialled the use of the Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in the maritime anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role in the Middle East.


        A US Army Apache attack helicopter operating from the Expeditionary Landing Base ship USS
        Lewis B. Puller
        (ESB 3) on 27 March.

The US Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT) announced on 2 April that it has conducted joint naval and air integration operations with US Army AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters assigned to US Army Central Command’s (USARCENT) Task Force Saber.

As noted by USNAVCENT, on 27 March Expeditionary Landing Base ship USS Lewis B. Puller

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