The Israeli air force could equip a further two squadrons with Boeing's AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter, under a possible 10- to 12-aircraft deal with the USA. Boeing officials last month visited Israel and briefed the air force on the lessons learned from US Army operations of the type during the Iraq conflict. "Apache helicopters performed according to expectations," says a senior Israeli air force source. However, "there were problems with some of the flying tactics", he says.

Source: Flight International