Saturday, January 12, 2013

Army Nicknames AH-64E 'Guardian'

Army Nicknames AH-64E 'Guardian' -- Shoulda Been 'Monster' -- Aol Defense

The Army has altered the name of the latest-model Apache attack helicopter for the second time in recent months -- and once again missed a grand opportunity.

Last fall, the service redesignated the AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III, calling it instead the AH-64E Apache, aka AH-64 Echo, in recognition of its greatly increased capability compared to the AH-64D Block II. Now comes an Army news release revealing that the Apache Project Office has given the Echo model a nickname as well: "Guardian."

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My Comment
: The 'Monster is here, the Monster is here .... hmmm .... maybe the Taliban are onto something. In my case ... I would have it called it 'The Puddycat' just to confuse everyone. :)

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