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Taiwan received fifth and last batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

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World Aviation Defense and Security News - Taiwan
 
 
Taiwan received fifth and last batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters
 
Taiwan has taken the delivery of six more AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the United States, the fifth and final batch of a NT$59.31 billion (US$1.95 billion) order for 30 of the newest Apache model. They flew to an Army Aviation Special Forces base in Tainan Sunday evening after being unloaded and assembled in the southern port city a day earlier, the Army said.
     
     
The final shipment came nearly six months after one of the delivered Apaches crashed into the top of a three-story residential building in Taoyuan County's Longtan Township April 25, damaging four homes but causing no serious injuries.

The Army said in mid-July that the environment and human error were found to be the main causes of the crash, and that Apache training operations had returned to normal before the investigation report was completed.

The model E is the latest in the Apache attack helicopter series. The U.S. and Taiwan are the only two countries using it so far.