Jan 2, 2014
Taiwn to receive six more Apache E choppers
The U.S.-made helicopters will be shipped to a harbor in the southern city of Kaohsiung and later sent to an Army Aviation Special Forces base in neighboring Tainan City to be assembled there.
The six aircraft are part of a 30-helicopter package purchased by TaiwanThe model E is the latest in the Apache attack helicopter series.
Taiwan took delivery of the first batch of six Apache choppers in early November, all of which have been grounded for safety checks since mid-December after Taiwan was notified of a malfunction in a helicopter of the same model used by the U.S. Army.
However, no problems were found in the six helicopters already in Taiwan.
Delivery of the third, fourth and fifth batches of Apache helicopters is scheduled for March, May and July, respectively.
The U.S. and Taiwan are the only two countries that use the latest model of Apache helicopters.