Army photograph by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe
A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance. Pictured here, an AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during a training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash. The AH-64E Guardian replaces the AH-64D “Longbow” and integrates more powerful engines, improved rotor blade technology and advanced electronics.