AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer 15Y Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • 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

Requirements

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.

Training

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