August 14, Mesa, Arizona: A special ceremony was convened by McDonnel Douglas to commemorate a landmark for the world’s ranking multi-role helicopter. The 600th AH-64 Apache rolled off the production lines. And there is more to come, as the Apache—like any other weapons system—continues to evolve.
In August 1989, McDonnel Douglas received a contract amounting to $194.5 million. These monies will see to the conversion of four AH-64s into the LONGBOW type. Present production schedules call for the modification of 227 Apaches into the LONGBOW configuration, with deliveries set to commence in 1994.