The AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun and can carry a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The Qatari Emiri Air Force was established in 1974 and first ordered AH-64E Apache Guardians in 2014. The first one was delivered ceremonially in Mesa, Arizona in 2019. They were assigned to the U/I Fighter Wing, 2nd Rotary Wing, 41st Squadron.