AH-64 Battalions Equipped at 24 Aircraft

AH-64D Apache Helicopter on landing strip
AH-64D Apache Helicopter on landing strip
Priority
Army National Guard

The Issue

Active component battalions are fully equipped at 24 aircraft and Army National Guard Apache battalions are equipped at 18 aircraft. In today’s global threat environment, the Army National Guard is not currently operating at the equipping requirement.

Recommendation

Continue to designate additional AH-64 aircraft to the Army National Guard to ensure National Guard AH-64 battalions are operating at 100% of the equipping requirement.

Importance

  • The Chief of the National Guard Bureau has identified organizing and equipping National Guard units identical to the active component as a top National Guard equipment priority.
  • Mirrored organization and equipping is a top priority of the NGAUS Aviation Task Force.
  • With the current funding levels and increase in Department of Defense acquisition, there is clear need and ability to equip the four Army National Guard Apache Battalions at 24 aircraft each.

Point of Contact

Adrienne Jackson
Legislative Affairs Manager, Army Programs

Army National Guard
Equipment
Modernization