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AH-64A Apache

On 07 September 2001, the Army announced a significant acceleration of the Aviation Modernization Plan, as well as restructuring and standardizing lift and attack formations by the end of 2004. Corps level attack (AH-64) battalions would go from 24 aircraft to 21. Although the number of aircraft was reduced, the number of maintenance units was not. Also in selected units, there would be more crewmembers available per aircraft. With more maintenance assets available for fewer aircraft, the operational readiness of the Army's aviation fleet would be enhanced, as it works to increase its operational readiness goal from its current 75 percent to 90 percent by 2004.



Army Aircraft Density for FY98 -- FY04
Note: Airframe Density Forcast as of: 05 September 1997
RA = Active Army, NG = National Guard, AR = Army Reserve
Aircraft Installation Unit   RA NG AR   FY 98 FY 99 FY 00 FY 01 FY 02 FY 03 FY 04
AH-64 Hunter AAF 1-3 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24        
  Ft. Hood 1-4 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Ft. Campbell 3-101 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24      
  Ft. Campbell 2-101 Atk Bn   Y       24            
  Ft. Campbell 1-101 Atk Bn   Y       24 24          
  Ft. Bragg 1-229 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24  
  Ft. Bragg 3-229 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24  
  Ft. Carson 3 ACR   Y       16 16 16 16      
  Ft. Hood 21 Cav Bde   Y       12 12 6 6 6 6 6
  Hanau 1-501 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24      
  Katerbach 3-1 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24  
  Illesheim 2-6 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Illesheim 6-6 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24        
  Cp Page 1-2 Atk Bn   Y       24 24          
  Cp Humphries 1-6 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Cp Eagle 3-6 Atk Bn   Y       24 24 24 24 24    
  Huntsville AMCOM   Y       2 2 2 2 2 2  
  Ft. Rucker Avn School   Y       47 41 41 31 22 14 14
  Ft. Rucker Maint Test Pilot Sch   Y       9 7 7 7 7 6 6
  W. Jordan, Ut 1-211 Atk Bn     Y     18 18 18 18 18 18 18
  Houston, Tx 1-149 Atk Bn     Y     18 18 18 18 18 18 18
  Morrisville, Nc 1-130 Atk Bn     Y     24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Jacksonville, Fl 1-111 Atk Bn     Y     24 24 24 24 24 24  
  Marana, Az 1-285 Atk Bn     Y     18 18 18 18 18 18 18
  Mcentire, Sc 1-151 Atk Bn     Y     24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Gowen Field, In 1-183 Atk Bn     Y     18 18 18 18 18 18 18
  Conroe, Tx 7-6 Atk Bn       Y   24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Ft Knox, Ky 8-229 Atk Bn       Y   24 24 24 24 24 24 24
  Corpus Ch, Tx CCAD   Y       5            
  Ft Eustis, Va Training Aids Cat "B"   Y       13 10 6 4 4 4  
  CONUS Float Aircraft   Y       34 25 38 28 29 15 22
  Mesa, Az Production Cycle Y       41 50 39 50 51 50 52
  AMCOM Prototype Airframes   Y       3            
TOTAL AH-64A Helicopters               710 667 611 552 481 433 340



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