Apaches bound for Suffolk

WATTISHAM airfield is to play a key role in keeping the British Army's most effective strike weapon in the skies.Sixty new jobs are to be created by a decision to make the base responsible for checking the army's fleet of Apache helicopters to ensure the machines remain in perfect working order.

WATTISHAM airfield is to play a key role in keeping the British Army's most effective strike weapon in the skies.

Sixty new jobs are to be created by a decision to make the base responsible for checking the army's fleet of Apache helicopters to ensure the machines remain in perfect working order.

As each Apache completes 300 flying hours, including those returning from operations in Afghanistan, it will be sent to Wattisham for checks.

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