The AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of AH-64 helicopters, twin-engine attack aircraft. With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64 systems and components
- Maintain and authorize modifications to weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices
- Perform operational and preventive checks
- Maintain records on weapons and subsystems
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Electrical theory
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Soldering techniques
- Electrical system maintenance