NGAUS: Each Guard Apache Battalions need to borrow six AH-64s to go to war

National Guard Association of the U.S. has issued a statement regarding the Army’s recent announcement to keep four AH-64 attack helicopter battalions within the Army National Guard.

AH-64D Apache Longbow
By “Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army” – by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway (www.army.mil (via internet archive)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, said equipping each of the four battalions with just 18 aircraft each means when they have to go to war, each one will have to find six more Apaches in order to win the battles.

With fewer rotorcraft, each battalion “will never have enough aircraft to train the way they are supposed to fight,” Robinson added.

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