Pilot Jack Duffey said switching from the older Apache to the Longbow was like going from a '69 Corvette to a 2008 model.
"It's just an awesome machine," he
Among the helicopter's amenities are a "third-generation" thermal imaging system, Duffey
"At eight kilometers, we can tell the difference between a Chevy and a Ford
, who flew the lead chopper, told them the Longbow's missiles fly at about 900 miles an hour, and have a range of about eight miles.