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I've never seen any AAM on an Apache - it's more of a theory than a reality.
It's not a conversion per say - its a new seeker unit.
Older ones are not being converted - new ones are being made as JAGM
The head is very similar and allows the same target after launch as Brimstone -- I wouldn't read too much into Brimstones press releases beyond that.
And I re-iterated that tank hunting (or Anti Armor Defense) isn't the same things as Air Defense, and it should not be housed in the same system, as each is a primary task.
And I don't care if there are separate Air Defence and Anti-Tank, or even Close Support crews. I'd be happy enough with one vehicle issued to three units each with their own specialized load outs.
At least then you have one set of nuts and bolts for all of them.
And, in the event that you are eating AD variants faster than CS variants then you can always transfer the CS vehicles, and some/all of their crews to the AD role, with a bit of Ukrainian conversion training.