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Boeing to produce 184 Apaches for US military and international customers – AEROFLAP

Boeing is building 184 AH-64E Apaches for the US military and international customers, including the first Apaches for Australia. This $1.9 billion award brings the contract’s current total funding value to $2.1 billion and has the potential to increase to more than $3.8 billion with future commitments.

“We’re expanding the U.S. Army’s attack fleet, supporting additional partner nations and welcoming our newest Apache customer, the Australian Army,” said Christina Upa, vice president of attack helicopter programs and senior executive at Boeing Mesa. “This agreement highlights the need for Apaches around the world.”

The US Army will receive 115 remanufactured Apaches, and 15 Apaches will be purchased as options, ensuring significant savings to taxpayers. An additional 54 aircraft will be delivered to partner nations as part of foreign military sales.

The award comes just after the US Army’s Apache fleet has crossed five million flight hours, a milestone that proves the AH-64 is a highly capable, reliable and versatile attack helicopter.

“This multi-year contract is critical to the warfighter and the entire Apache team,” said Col. John (Jay) Maher, U.S. Army Apache program manager. “It demonstrates the Army’s commitment to continuing to put unparalleled capability in our nation’s best hands while providing stability and predictability to the exceptional citizens and businesses who dedicate their talents to building the world’s finest attack helicopter.”

Boeing Global Services will continue to provide optimal combat readiness, including training equipment, spare parts, test and support equipment kits, depot support, field engineering and technical manuals. Key advantages in the technology release area allow for a streamlined process approach to data reuse, which reduces operational and maintenance costs.

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Under the first multi-year contract signed in 2017, Boeing delivered 244 remanufactured Apaches to the military and 24 new aircraft to an international customer. AH-64E The AH-64E, Boeing’s Mesa, Arizona facility, is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. There are currently 1,275 Apaches in operation worldwide.

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