3 Regiment Army Air Corps is currently deployed in Estonia, participating in NATO’s largest operation in recent history.

This deployment is part of NATO’s broader efforts to enhance security and stability in the region and showcases the regiment’s readiness.

The British Army’s new Apache AH-64E attack helicopter is spearheading the deployment of helicopters on NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War.

All the activity comes under the umbrella of Exercise Steadfast Defender 24, which is testing and refining NATO’s plans for reinforcing European defences against a near-peer adversary. Some 20,000 British personnel are involved, among 90,000 troops from all 32 members of the alliance.

The British Army has purchased 50 Boeing-built Apache AH-64Es, with 3 Regiment Army Air Corps the first of the two frontline Apache regiments to begin operating the new aircraft in 2022. The AH-64E offers improved flying performance and new sensors and communications systems that vastly improve its battlefield performance over the Apache Mk1 it replaces.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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FormerUSAF (@guest_822591)
1 month ago

Given current reality of UKR conflict, hope that someone is addressing potential EW requirements/updates…🤔😳🤞

Chris (@guest_822660)
1 month ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

The AH64E is as good as it gets right now.

Last edited 1 month ago by Chris
AlexS (@guest_822932)
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Not the UK version. Very short range missiles.

Bill (@guest_823005)
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

Based on what…. The same ones the US have?

Mark P
Mark P (@guest_823047)
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

The M1’s had folding rotors so they could deploy on ships ie HMS Ocean and RFA Argus and the Americans though this was a good idea. Does the AH64E have folding rotors?

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_823373)
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

So US version is better?

Wayne Randall
Wayne Randall (@guest_822612)
1 month ago

The UK takes so long to precure new equipment that by the time it’s in service China /Russia have new EW, to counter this new tech, look what happen too the Italian F35A a in 2023 policing eastern Europe, I hope we are watching hard of what’s unfolding in Ukraine, as we took are eyes off China and they caught up and also copied most of USA tech.

Chris (@guest_822803)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wayne Randall

Nothing happened to any Italian F-35’s in 2023 in Eastern Europe. You’re citing a literal Russian psyop that tried to change the narrative on an Italian F-35 intercept of two SU-30’s. The Sukhoi’s didn’t even know it was there.

D.Roberts (@guest_822992)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wayne Randall

China built its first new stealth corvette in one year. Next one in 6 months

Robert Blay
Robert Blay (@guest_822617)
1 month ago

RIP Squadron Leader Mark Long. BBMF Spitfire & Typhoon FGR4 pilot.

DB (@guest_822635)
1 month ago
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klonkie (@guest_822798)
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Blay

a tragic loss Mate. My thoughts are with his family.

Simon (@guest_822976)
1 month ago

Blair ordered these , I’m just playing around here but maybe he watched apocalypse now or black hawk down??? They are quite a dark tool in the box.