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Boeing awarded $18M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters to United Arab Emirates

Boeing awarded $18M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters to United Arab Emirates

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $17,960,940 modification (PZ0003) to Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0051 for post-production support services and performance based logistics in support of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces Longbow Apache program for a total of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Aug-17

New AH-64D Apaches for 1-17th Cavalry

New AH-64D Apaches for 1-17th Cavalry

The 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment welcomed their six new AH-64D Apache helicopters this past Tuesday. These new helicopters are replacing their fleet of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters at Fort Bragg’s Simmons Army Airfield, reports Military.com. Plans are being made to use the Ah-64D in conjunction with the RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial system. The mid-sized… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-17

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Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japanese Apache Fleet

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japanese Apache Fleet

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received contracts to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support. Under the M-TADS/PNVS contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 14 laser designation kits through 2020 to upgrade Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) M-TADS systems. The Modernized… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-May-17

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR). The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units (REUs) as well… Read more »

Source: Longbow, 14-Jul-16

LockMart wins $38M contract for Apache M-TADS/PNVS

LockMart wins $38M contract for Apache M-TADS/PNVS

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $31.8 million contract in December 2015 to sustain the AH-64D/E Apache’s targeting and pilotage system, the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS). This Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) contract enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, drives reliability and maintainability improvements, and reduces operation and support costs. A… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 07-Jan-16

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

Timken Aerospace Transmissions LLC, Manchester, Connecticut, was awarded a $46,388,901 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for the maintenance and overhaul of the Apache AH-64 A/D main transmission.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2018. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

Lockheed Martin awarded $18M contract for AH-64D/E sensor ocomponents

Lockheed Martin awarded $18M contract for AH-64D/E sensor ocomponents

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $18,088,906 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for field service representative support of the sensor components of the AH-64D/E Apache system, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-15

Intevac Photonics awarded $12M contract for AH-64D/E image intensifier

Intevac Photonics awarded $12M contract for AH-64D/E image intensifier

Intevac Photonics,* Santa Clara, California, was awarded a $12,626,081 firm-fixed-price contract with options for Electronic Image Intensifier Ship-Set for Lot 4, Apache AH-64D/E Program. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, California, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Jun-15

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SC Army National Guard Apache unit changes leadership

SC Army National Guard Apache unit changes leadership

A change of command ceremony was held for the 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, at the Army Aviation flight facility at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Feb. 8, 2015. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. James Fidler relinquished command of the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter unit to Maj. John McElveen, in front… Read more »

Source: SC Army, 10-Feb-15

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Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 20-Aug-14

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Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

LONGBOW International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], received a $96 million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft. The five-year contract includes engineering services, integrated logistics support and an in-country repair capability. The effort is part of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-14

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Lockheed Martin receives $60M support contract for UK Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

Lockheed Martin receives $60M support contract for UK Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $60 million sustainment and support contract from AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the U.K.’s Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. The contract includes in-country repairs, spares and technical services, as well as integrated logistics, engineering and depot repair support. The effort is part of the overall Integrated… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-Feb-14

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AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the award of two contracts by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), together valued at £760 million (approximately €910 million), to convert 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations under the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) and to provide the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Jan-14

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Boeing awarded $64M AH-64D US Army support contract

Boeing awarded $64M AH-64D US Army support contract

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $64,784,278 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract for material and labor for various systems and components for the Apache-D helicopter. Performance location will be Mesa, Ariz., with funding from fiscal 2013 other authority funds. This is a non-competitive acquisition with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command –… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-13

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Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

Turbomeca (Safran) will support the fleet of RTM 322 engines powering the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Merlin and Apache helicopters under an innovative service contract, worth £367 million (around Euro 425 million). The six-year contract provides the UK MOD with a guaranteed level of availability for its RTM 322 engines, consolidating a number of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

Work will be carried out at 4 bases where the Apaches and Merlins operate – RAF Benson, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Army Air Corps airfields at Wattisham and Middle Wallop and at Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca sites in the UK and France. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:  “This contract will… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 12-Sep-13

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Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $14,401,508 firm-fixed-price, option eligible, non-multi-year contract for acquisition of four Longbow crew trainers for the Apache helicopter program.  Performance location will be St. Louis, Mo., and funding will be from fiscal 2011 other authorization funds. This contract was a competitive acquisition via the web with one… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Sep-13

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Boeing awarded $92M more for Taiwan AH-64D order

Boeing awarded $92M more for Taiwan AH-64D order

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $92,278,416 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, option-filled, foreign military sales (FMS) contract (W58RGZ-09-C-0147) for the procurement of Block III AH-64D helicopters and associated support. This FMS contract is in support of Taiwan. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $716,740,952. Fiscal 2009 procurement… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-13

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Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

Prince Harry has this week qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander within 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. This qualification marks the culmination of his experience as a member of the Apache aircrew. It follows a successful tour of Afghanistan, which was preceded by a distinguished record in training including being awarded a prize for the… Read more »

Source: British Monarchy website, 08-Jul-13

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Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $7,745,923 for sustainment services in support of the Apache AH-64D. This FMS contract is in support of Netherlands. Fiscal 2012 procurement funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 03-Jul-13

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UK Apache Hellfire missiles restocked in £15M deal

UK Apache Hellfire missiles restocked in £15M deal

The 100-pound (45kg) Hellfire precision missile is Apache’s primary weapon. Used by crews in Afghanistan, it also proved itself repeatedly during the Libya campaign when Apaches flew from the deck of HMS Ocean against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces. Its successful use in Afghanistan and in training has reduced UK stocks of the missiles, which is why… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 21-May-13

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Boeing awarded $19M more for Apache support

Boeing awarded $19M more for Apache support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $19,633,750 modification (No. P00022), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-09-C-0147), for the procurement Apache Block III AH-64D helicopters and related support. This contract is in support of Foreign Military Sales for Taiwan. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $624,462,536. Fiscal 2009 procurement contract… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Apr-13

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Selex ES delivers first M-LRFD for US Army Apache M-TADS/PNVS programme

Selex ES delivers first M-LRFD for US Army Apache M-TADS/PNVS programme

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has formally handed over the first of its Modernized Laser Rangefinder/Designators (M-LRFDs) to its Customer and prime contractor Lockheed Martin.  The M-LRFDs will be installed on US Army Apache helicopters. The Company is under contract to supply the first three production lots of M-LRFDs, which have been awarded under the… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 11-Apr-13

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Boeing awarded $41M of Apache modifications

Boeing awarded $41M of Apache modifications

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $41,111,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the incremental funding modification in support of AH-64 Apache Block III system development.  Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Mar-13

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Lockheed Martin receives $161M for Apache M-TADS/PNVS upgrades

Lockheed Martin receives $161M for Apache M-TADS/PNVS upgrades

 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received two production contracts totaling $161.7 million from the U.S. Army to continue upgrades of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) program for the Apache attack helicopter. The Lot 2 and Lot 3 contracts include 482 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator (M-LRFD) kits and spares. The U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 14-Feb-13

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Boeing delivered 70 new helicopters in 2012

Boeing delivered 70 new helicopters in 2012

Boeing have released production figures for their fourth quarter and the whole of the 2012 year.  In this report they state that they built 19 new Apache and 51 new Chinook helicopters.  Destination countries were not stated. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-13

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Boeing awarded $71M contract modification for foreign military AH-64D work

Boeing awarded $71M contract modification for foreign military AH-64D work

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $71,026,920 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure Apache AH-64D helicopters in support of Foreign Military Sales. Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. One bid was solicited, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Jan-13

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Longbow LLC awarded $18M contract for AH-64D Fire Control Radar Systems

Longbow LLC awarded $18M contract for AH-64D Fire Control Radar Systems

Longbow L.L.C., Orlando, Fla., was awarded an $18,197,282 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Fire Control Radar Systems on Apache AH-64D Helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Jan-13

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Boeing awarded $56M contract for AH-64D for Egypt

Boeing awarded $56M contract for AH-64D for Egypt

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $56,370,522 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopters for the Egyptian Air Force. Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Dec-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $29M for AH-64D foreign sales work

Lockheed Martin awarded $29M for AH-64D foreign sales work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $29,053,638 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the post-production services for the AH-64D in support of Foreign Military Sales.  Work will be performed in Orlando, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Dec-12

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Apache Block III product manager leaves milestone legacy

Apache Block III product manager leaves milestone legacy

After going through three major acquisition milestones, battling through challenges such as a Nun-McCurdy breach, and countless days of travel associated with the job and being away from the family, the product manager for Apache Block III is retiring from the Army after more than 20 years in service. Lt. Col. Dan Bailey relinquished his… Read more »

Source: US Army, 12-Oct-12

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Indonesia requests 8 AH-64D Apaches – package value $1.42 Billion

Indonesia requests 8 AH-64D Apaches – package value $1.42 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress September 19 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Indonesia of 8 AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support. The estimated cost is $1.42 billion. The Government of Indonesia has requested a possible sale of 8 AH-64D… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Sep-12

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Korea requests 36 AH-64D Apaches – package value $3.6 Billion

Korea requests 36 AH-64D Apaches – package value $3.6 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress September 21 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Korea for 36 AH-64D APACHE Longbow Block III Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.6 billion. The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of: 36… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Sep-12

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US Army extends Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program with LockMart

US Army extends Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program with LockMart

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Aug-12

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Qatar requests 24 AH-64D Apache Block II Longbows

Qatar requests 24 AH-64D Apache Block II Longbows

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar for 24 AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.0 billion. The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of 24… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-Jul-12

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Kuwait requests $200M for AH-64D Follow-On Logistics and Technical Support

Kuwait requests $200M for AH-64D Follow-On Logistics and Technical Support

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for continuing logistics support, training, depotlevel repair services and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale for continuing logistics support,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-Jul-12

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Boeing receives first ten new fuselages for AH-64D Apache Block III

Boeing receives first ten new fuselages for AH-64D Apache Block III

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received the first 10 new fuselages designed specifically for the AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter from long-time supplier Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). This milestone paves the way for delivery of the first Apache Block III aircraft with new fuselages next year. “KAI has been a key part of… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 13-Jul-12

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Selex Galileo wins contracts for British Chinooks and US Army Apaches

Selex Galileo wins contracts for British Chinooks and US Army Apaches

Finmeccanica has been awarded new orders for a value worth EUR 220 million through its companies Ansaldo Energia, SELEX Galileo, SELEX Elsag and Telespazio. Ansaldo Energia, through its subsidiary Ansaldo Nucleare, has signed a service contract worth EUR 104 million with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina – Sociedad Anonima (NASA). The aim of the contract is to upgrade… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 04-Jun-12

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28-May-12 Boeing AH-64D Wardack Province, Afghanistan (2F)

NATO officials said two coalition members were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan Monday. Initial reports said there was no enemy activity in the area.  Two named as Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va., were assigned to the 12th… Read more »

28-May-12

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Boeing awarded $486M for Apache Block III work

Boeing awarded $486M for Apache Block III work

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $486,370,418 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the AH-64D Apache Block III low rate initial production and related support.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2014.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-May-12

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Boeing awarded $171M for foreign Apache work

Boeing awarded $171M for foreign Apache work

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $171,777,672 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of Apache Block III aircraft and related services in support of Foreign Military Sales.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-May-12

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Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has recently announced that their Apache aerobatic display team will not be present at air shows and other events this year. The Royal Netherlands Air Force currently has cited insufficient resources and headcount to commit to running the team. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-12

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First 5 of 24 Block III Apaches arrives at Fort Riley

First 5 of 24 Block III Apaches arrives at Fort Riley

The first of 24 new Apaches landed at Marshall Airfield on Tuesday. They are replacing the Apache Block II’s that Fort Riley has been using. (see full story)

Source: WIBW, 21-Apr-12

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UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

Seventeen aircraft from the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) are taking part in a major pre-deployment exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, providing support for British land forces due to begin operations in Afghanistan during April. (see full story)

Source: Flightglobal, 14-Mar-12

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Longbow LLC delivers first production Block III Apache data link system to US Army

Longbow LLC delivers first production Block III Apache data link system to US Army

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman , recently delivered the first production Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) to the U.S. Army for the Apache Block III helicopter. “The delivery of the first Apache Block III UAS [Unmanned Aircraft Systems] control system, called the… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 22-Feb-12

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Missouri National Guard officially transitions to Longbow Apache

Missouri National Guard officially transitions to Longbow Apache

The Missouri National Guard’s 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion held a roll-out ceremony that officially transitioned the battalion to a AH-64D Apache Longbow unit. The battalion, overseen by the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade in Sedalia, has a rich history as an Army Aviation Battalion within the Missouri National Guard. The battalion has flown the UH-1 Huey,… Read more »

Source: Missouri NG, 11-Jan-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $66M for AH-64D sight and night vision systems

Lockheed Martin awarded $66M for AH-64D sight and night vision systems

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $66,619,041 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor systems and spares for the Saudi Arabia National Guard.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jan-12

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Longhow LLC receives $181M for AH-64D Block III Radar and Data Link Systems

Longhow LLC receives $181M for AH-64D Block III Radar and Data Link Systems

This is the formal press release issued – it provides more information on the US DoD contract notices which we ran in this story. The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC], received a $181 million contract from the U.S. Army for AH-64D Apache Block III… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 04-Jan-12

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36 AH-6i and 70 Apaches approved for Saudi Arabia

36 AH-6i and 70 Apaches approved for Saudi Arabia

Back in October 2010, HeliHub.com carried a story noting that Saudi Arabia had put a request in to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency for 190 helicopters as follows: 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack Helicopters 12 MD-530F Light Turbine Helicopters A press statement from Boeing given… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jan-12

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09-Dec-11 Boeing AH-64D Upper Galilee, Israel

Emergency landing in a peanut field.  Photos appear to show helicopter intact and undamaged

09-Dec-11

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Lockheed Martin delivers first AH-64D Modernized Day Sensor Assembly

Lockheed Martin delivers first AH-64D Modernized Day Sensor Assembly

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] delivered the first Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) upgrade prototype units to the U.S. Army for use on the Apache attack helicopter. Five System Design and Development (SDD) Laser Rangefinder Designators (LRFDs) were recently delivered to the Army under a three-year contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in September 2008 to modernize the Apache’s Day… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Dec-11

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Boeing awarded $141M to support 30 AH-64Ds for Taiwan

Boeing awarded $141M to support 30 AH-64Ds for Taiwan

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $141,318,475 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the services in support of 30 Apache AH-64D attack helicopters for Taiwan.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2017.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Dec-11

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Boeing awarded $7M to support AH-64D low rate initial production

Boeing awarded $7M to support AH-64D low rate initial production

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $7,518,959 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the logistics support services for the AH-64D Apache low rate initial production.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Dec-11

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Apache Block III data link controls UAV for the first time

Apache Block III data link controls UAV for the first time

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) recently controlled an unmanned vehicle from an AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter, while both were in flight.  The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). During flight tests, the UTA controlled… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 10-Nov-11

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Lockheed Martin awarded $163M contract for AH-64D sight and NV upgrades

Lockheed Martin awarded $163M contract for AH-64D sight and NV upgrades

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $163,700,048 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight / pilot’s night vision sensor.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Nov…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-11

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US Army rolls out new Apache Block III aircraft

US Army rolls out new Apache Block III aircraft

The world’s most lethal attack helicopter just got even better. Inside a hangar against a backdrop of lights, fog, and looking as intimidating as ever, the first AH-64D Longbow Apache Block III (AB3) was revealed to the public for the first time during a Roll Out ceremony Nov. 2 at the Boeing Apache production plant… Read more »

Source: US Army, 03-Nov-11

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UK eyes Apache modifications after Libyan experience

UK eyes Apache modifications after Libyan experience

The British Army has identified a need to incorporate several enhancements to its Westland/Boeing Apache AH1 attack helicopters, if the type is to be used again in the maritime role debuted during NATO’s Unified Protector campaign over Libya. (see full story)

Source: Flightglobal, 28-Oct-11

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UK Apache crews achieve four GAPAN awards

UK Apache crews achieve four GAPAN awards

Army Air Corps Apache attack helicopter crews have been nominated for no less than four of the top awards, reflecting the gruelling nature of their operations in Afghanistan. The Attack Helicopter Force have been awarded the Johnston Memorial Trophy were commended for the sustained effort by the entire ‘UK Team Apache’ in making the Apache… Read more »

Source: GAPAN, 27-Oct-11

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Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Russian press agency RIA Novosti is reporting that the Mi-28N Night Hunder has lost an Inidan tender for 22 attack helicopters, leaving Boeing’s AH-64D Apache.  They reported a source saying “We decided not to choose the Mi-28 for technical reasons. Our experts believe that the Mi-28N did not meet the requirements of the tender on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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Apache pilot honoured for bravery in Afghanistan

Apache pilot honoured for bravery in Afghanistan

An Army officer is to receive the Air Force Cross for his ‘selflessness and extraordinary professionalism’ in piloting his Apache helicopter in dangerous situations to assist casualty rescue missions in Afghanistan. Captain Steven Jones, aged 32, an Apache pilot with the Army Air Corps, was flying his helicopter back to base after a day providing… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 08-Oct-11

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Raytheon completes Talon rocket testing on Apache

Raytheon completes Talon rocket testing on Apache

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed additional testing of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. Raytheon and Emirates Advanced Investment Group are developing TALON under a cooperative development effort. TALON met or exceeded all Raytheon test objectives, which included firing from hovering and moving platforms and engaging targets from short (1.2 km/.74… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 13-Sep-11

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Boeing awarded additional $16M for AH-64D support

Boeing awarded additional $16M for AH-64D support

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $16,017,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide for the procurement of AH-64D Apache Block III Low Rate Initial Production for Lot 1A and 1B support. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Sep-11

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UK: Apache engineers at Wattisham to strike?

UK: Apache engineers at Wattisham to strike?

Engineers at Wattisham airbase in Suffolk, servicing Apache helicopters in Afghanistan, are set to take strike action over a pay differential dispute that means that many are about £3,000-a-year worse off. More than 100 Unite members employed by Morson Wynnwith at Wattisham – Prince Harry’s home base – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike… Read more »

Source: Unite, 23-Aug-11

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US Army awards Lockheed Martin $60M production contract for AH-64D Arrowhead program

US Army awards Lockheed Martin $60M production contract for AH-64D Arrowhead program

The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $60 million follow-on production contract for the combat-proven Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead®, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The $60 million Lot 8 base contract includes 23 Arrowhead kits for the National Guard, plus U.S. Government and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 02-Aug-11

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22-May-09 Boeing AH-64D Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan (1F)

22-May-09 Boeing AH-64D Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan

22-May-09

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11-Mar-09 Boeing AH-64D Totford, Hampshire, UK

11-Mar-09 Boeing AH-64D Totford, Hampshire, UK

11-Mar-09

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