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    New AH64 Apache Version Operational Test at Hood Army Airfield

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    HOOD ARMY AIRFIELD, TX, UNITED STATES

    04.08.2019

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    U.S. Army Operational Test Command

    WEST FORT HOOD, Texas — Pilots and Soldiers with the 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, will take part in operational testing of a new version of the AH64 Apache Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

    Training Air Cavalry Soldiers will be practicing over the next few weeks during the test include about 38 realistic combat attack, reconnaissance, and security missions which include critical skills such as command leadership, mechanics, fueling, armament, and aviation maintenance support.

    Testing with the West Fort Hood-based U.S. Army Operational test Command will determine whether or not the new Apache version is effective, suitable, and survivable, and is another step in the Army’s continual modernization of its equipment, using information Soldiers learn during combat, and translating it into improved battlefield capabilities through operational testing.

    The new Apache version is designed to provide Soldiers with improved target acquisition while increasing its lethality on the modern battlefield.

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    About the U.S. Army Operational Test Command:

    Operational testing began Oct. 1, 1969, and as the Army's only independent operational tester, OTC is celebrating "50 Years of Operational Testing." The unit enlists the "Total Army" (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) when testing Army, joint, and multi-service warfighting systems in realistic operational environments, using typical Soldiers to determine whether the systems are effective, suitable, and survivable. OTC is required by public law to test major systems before they are fielded to its ultimate customer - the American Soldier.

    (Video produced by William C. Beach, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Test and Documentation Team)

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.08.2019
    Date Posted: 04.09.2019 12:16
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 670919
    VIRIN: 190408-A-AB123-001
    PIN: 640001
    Filename: DOD_106620407
    Length: 00:05:26
    Location: HOOD ARMY AIRFIELD, TX, US

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