Want China Times
The Republic of China Army said Tuesday it is looking into the cause of the rust that has
appeared on the tail rotor gearbox of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters purchased from the United States, but stressed that training on the chopper has not been affected.
Major General Huang Kuo-min, commander of the Army Aviation Special Forces Command, confirmed the problem with the Apaches at a news briefing and said people with the US company that built the helicopters have formed a task force to study the problem and provide advice.
The rust problem has not affected the military’s training program for the helicopters, the most advanced in Taiwan’s fleet.
“We will formally commission the Apaches into service on schedule in early 2017,” Huang said. [FULL STORY]