Apache Attack Helicopter spotted at Shoreham Airport

A military helicopter designed to hunt and destroy tanks has been spotted at Shoreham Airport.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 3:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 3:43 pm
The helicopter in Shoreham

The Apache Attack Helicopter was seen at the airport over the weekend and on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Shoreham Airport said the airport was unable to comment on military activity, but said: “The airport has a long history of supporting the military and is pleased to be able to do so.”

According to the British Army website, the Apache Attack Helicopter is designed to hunt and destroy tanks and has ‘significantly improved’ the Army’s operational capability.

The helicopter in Shoreham

“The Apache attack helicopter can operate in all weathers, day or night and detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets in a matter of seconds,” the website said.

“It carries a mix of weapons including rockets, Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun, as well as a state of the art fully integrated defensive aid suite.”

The helicopter in Shoreham