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Military Occupational Specialty.

AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer.

The AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer helps keep the Army’s most advanced attack helicopter in top operating condition by ensuring that its sophisticated weaponry and electrical systems are maintained for readiness.

The AH-64 Apache utilizes futuristic computer and electronic technology to conduct aerial combat, coastal defense, armed reconnaissance, and fire-support missions.

For this, the Army uses the AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer to evaluate, diagnose, and trouble shoot the electrical, fire control, and armament systems that keep the aircraft operational.

This is precision work requiring skills with tools and attention to detail because the missions and the safety of the crew depend on the quality of this work.

Instructor describes what type of Soldier will succeed in this MOS.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

…where your training will range from basic electrical principles to trouble shooting the AH-64 battery and the AC and DC systems.

You will train to remove, overhaul, and replace electrical components, such as instrumentation and weaponry.

You will also train to check the AH-64’s fire control radar system, to conduct continuity and voltage checks on the wiring and electrical components of the aircraft and to use an interactive electronic technical manual to determine proper repair and maintenance procedures and perform checks on the AH-64’s communication and lighting systems.

Soldier describes why they enjoyed the training.

After your Advanced Individual Training, you’ll perform rewarding work as part of a maintenance crew under a shop supervisor where your skills will further develop from practical hands on experience.

Soldier discusses what attracted them to this MOS.

Serving as an AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer can help you transition from the military to the Civilian employment sector because your abilities in leadership, teamwork, and problem solving are skills and values in demand by Civilian employers alongside your experience and knowledge with electrical systems, robotics and avionics.

Soldier describes how the skills in this MOS will help them succeed within the Army and beyond.

Help keep the Army’s most advanced attack helicopter in top condition as a Military Occupational Specialty. AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer.

AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer (15Y)

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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

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with electricity
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to use hand and power tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104, Electronics (EL): 98

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

 

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