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RE: Hughes / McDonnell-Douglas AH-64 "Apache"
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ADATS wasn't used as the proposal's actual designation. It's pretty much what it sounds like, a version of ADATS for the AH-64. It was proposed by Rheinmetall I think.



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Thank you.smile



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pretty much what Anthony said. BTW it was an Oerlikon proposal (1983?) before they were a division of Rheinmetall. IIRC it fell through when the US Army determined that ADATS performed poorly in bad weather and eventually cancelled the FAAD contract. it was envisioned as a general airborne system, not just for the Apache.



-- Edited by Leela25 on Wednesday 6th of May 2020 09:47:42 PM

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On a similar note, the Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missile system:

https://www.overtdefense.com/2019/10/04/spike-nlos-test-fired-by-us-army-apache-other-services-interested/

https://www.janes.com/article/93680/us-aroc-approves-spike-nlos-acquisition

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/01/09/army-to-field-israeli-made-long-range-missile-on-helicopters/



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