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AH-64B

The AH-64B, cancelled in 1992, was a proposed interim upgrade to improve 254 AH-64As with GPS, new radios, new rotor blades, and improved navigation systems. The AH-64B was to include an improved target hand-off capability and secure radios. In November 1991 the Congress authorized $82,771,000 for AH-64 Apache modifications, as proposed in the President's budget. The Congress stated that the purpose of this funding was to initiate `Apache B' modifications, including improvements which have been approved as a result of Desert Shield/Storm experience. An additional $21,000,000 was been provided for research and development for `Apache C' modifications. The Congress expected that when Apache C modifications were approved for production, the Apache modification program would transition to that configuration.




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