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LSI Awarded GSA Contract

LSI Awarded GSA Contract

The Logistic Services International (LSI) Simulations Department Training Device Team was awarded a GSA contract to design, build, and deliver five new AH-64E Apache helicopter operator and maintainer training devices for U.S. Government partner nations overseas. The devices are production devices within LSI’s AH-64 suite of training devices with country specific upgrades engineered into each… Read more »

Source: LSI, 13-Oct-17

Boeing awarded $11M contract for post-production support services of eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

Boeing awarded $11M contract for post-production support services of eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

The Boeing Co., Mesa Arizona, has been awarded a $10,684,058 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) foreign military sales (Indonesia) contract for post-production support services of eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date ofOct. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2010… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Oct-17

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Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

Poland is currently launching the tender process for a new attack helicopter. Bidders used the MSPO show to showcase their candidates. The show was held in Kielce from September 5-8.  Warsaw is looking into acquiring 34 new attack helicopters, with an initial batch of three to be delivered by 2022, reports Flight Global. Turkish Aerospace… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-17

Indian Army to buy six AH-64E Apaches

Indian Army to buy six AH-64E Apaches

The Indian Army is planning to purchase 6 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The $655 million contract includes spares, equipment, training, ammunition and weapons, reports HiTech Facts. The purchase is the start of the expansion of the Indian Army’s aviation capacity.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-17

Boeing awarded $143M contract for 24 AH-64E Apaches modification

Boeing awarded $143M contract for 24 AH-64E Apaches modification

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $143,414,164 modification (P00005) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for a directed change for the Saudi Arabia National Guard II and III unique modifications to 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 1, 2022…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-May-17

Boeing awarded $488M contract to re-manufacture 38 AH-64 Apaches

Boeing awarded $488M contract to re-manufacture 38 AH-64 Apaches

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $488,076,762 modification (P00007) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft, and to procure three Longbow crew trainers and associated spares. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 other funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-May-17

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Mar-17

Raytheon Stinger targets new Apaches

Raytheon Stinger targets new Apaches

Both Qatar and India have selected the Raytheon Stinger air-to-air missile system for their new Apache AH-64E aircraft Shephard has learned. Under the multi-nation contract awarded in December 2016, the company will supply India and Qatar with the Stinger-RMP (Reprogrammable Microprocessor) missile and launch systems Raytheon has confirmed.

Source: Raytheon, 19-Jan-17

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Foreign Military Sale of 37 AH-64E Apaches to UAE

Foreign Military Sale of 37 AH-64E Apaches to UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Apache AH-64E Helicopters and services, as well as related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Jan-17

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US approves $81M Common Missile Warning System sale to Egypt

US approves $81M Common Missile Warning System sale to Egypt

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Blackhawks, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $81.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 10-Oct-16

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Lockheed Martin Receives $49 Million U.S. Army Contract

Lockheed Martin Receives $49 Million U.S. Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $49.3 million contract to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64E Apache helicopter. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will produce an additional 42 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares for the U.S. Army as part of Lot… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-Oct-16

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Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Aug-16

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MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA and Boeing have successfully completed a series of physical trials and firings of Brimstone on the AH-64E attack helicopter to confirm the feasibility of integrating the missile with the United Kingdom’s future Apache AH-64E fleet. These trials validate a prior UK MOD study contract with MBDA and Boeing that confirmed integration was expected to… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 20-Jul-16

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UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

Boeing  will deliver 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the British Army under an agreement signed between the U.S. and UK governments, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced today. The agreement is also a precursor to potential, significant long-term support opportunities for Boeing. David Pitchforth, vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence UK… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 11-Jul-16

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Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

The US Department of Defense yesterday confirmed the order of twenty-four AH-64E Apache helicopters from the middle eastern country of Qatar, along with one Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment and Thales avionics.  Boeing has been awarded a $667M contract. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

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US Army orders 117 AH-64E Apaches in $922M contract

US Army orders 117 AH-64E Apaches in $922M contract

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922,628,257 modification (PZ0011) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $922,628,257 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-16

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ViaSat tactical terminal to be fitted to production AH-64Es

ViaSat tactical terminal to be fitted to production AH-64Es

The first fliThe Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has awarded ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line. The AH-64 Apache is the world’s… Read more »

Source: ViaSat, 29-Jan-16

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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

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Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $51,200,000 modification (P00018) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for Version 4 retrofit kits for the Apache helicopter, AH-64E, Lots 1-4.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $25,088,000 were obligated at the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-15

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Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 30-Sep-15

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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

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US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 26,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Sep-15

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Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team – General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd. – launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with Polish industry. More than 10 Polish companies participated in the two-day workshop with Boeing and its teammates to forge partnerships… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 10-Jul-15

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Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida was awarded a $9,733,000 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) to procure modernized target acquisition designation sights and post production support of the pilot night vision sensor for AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Bids were solicited… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-15

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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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First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS. Burgess and others spoke during a media roundtable… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Mar-15

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Boeing awarded $591M contract for 35 AH-64E Apaches

Boeing awarded $591M contract for 35 AH-64E Apaches

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $591,245,165 modification (P00003) to fixed-price-incentive contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 to acquire 35 AH-64E Apache helicopters under the full rate production of Lot 5.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $105,616,400 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is July 31, 2015.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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Boeing awarded $14M to increase quantity of AH-64E Lot 5 aircraft

Boeing awarded $14M to increase quantity of AH-64E Lot 5 aircraft

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,583,600 modification (P00002) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 to increase the quantity of AH-64E Apache full rate production Lot 5 aircraft. The modification adds additional advance procurement funding to purchase of long lead items. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $14,583,600 were obligated at the time of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-15

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Elbit awarded $12.7M contract for Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets

Elbit awarded $12.7M contract for Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded an approximately $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH) to the United States Army. Work will be performed over a two-year periodand will be conducted at Elbit Systems’ facility in Fort Worth, Texas. “We have specifically designed… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 13-Oct-14

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Boeing receives $130M order for seven AH-64E

Boeing receives $130M order for seven AH-64E

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $130,000,000 modification (P00013) to fixed-price incentive, full rate production contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055; the cumulative total of the contract, before this modification, was $1,156,446,681. This is an undefinitized contract action to build seven new Apache AH-64E helicopters. Fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $19,200,000… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Sep-14

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Apache Guardians perform first deck landing qualifications

Apache Guardians perform first deck landing qualifications

AH-64E Apache Guardians from 1st Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) off the coast of Hawaii, July 19, as part of the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014. The deck landing qualifications, a first… Read more »

Source: US - Navy, 01-Aug-14

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Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

In the second calendar quarter of 2014, Boeing produced 24 new-build helicopters, split as 9 Apaches and 15 Chinooks. This compares to 15 Apache and 17 Chinook aircraft in the previous quarter. Cumulative totals for 2014 after two quarters are thus 19 Apache and 32 Chinooks. By comparison, a total of 81 helicopters were built… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-14

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Boeing awarded $103M contract for long-lead AH-64E items

Boeing awarded $103M contract for long-lead AH-64E items

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $103,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for advance procurement funding for the purchase of long lead items as part of the AH-64E Apache Full Rate Production Lot 5 aircraft requirement. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $103,800,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Apr-14

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Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

In the first calendar quarter of 2014, Boeing produced 27 new-build helicopters, split as 10 Apaches and 17 Chinooks. This compares to 15 Apache and 9 Chinook aircraft in the same period last year. A total of 81 helicopters were built in 2013, consisting of 37 Apache nad 44 Chinooks. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-14

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Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons – See full story

Source: Reuters, 28-Mar-14

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Team Apache Sensors test flies modernized day sensor assembly on AH-64E

Team Apache Sensors test flies modernized day sensor assembly on AH-64E

Team Apache Sensors, including the U.S. Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter Project Management Office and Aviation Flight Test Directorate and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), conducted a test flight of the Apache AH-64E Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) during an event at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday. The test flight demonstrated the maturity of M-DSA and the enhanced capabilities it brings to… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Feb-14

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Iraq files $4.8 billion request for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters

Iraq files $4.8 billion request for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters  and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.8 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 24 AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters, 56 T700-GE-701D… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Jan-14

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Second Iraq request worth $1.37B covers lease and associated equipment

Second Iraq request worth $1.37B covers lease and associated equipment

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for support for APACHE lease and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.37 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 8 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System, 3 T-700-GE-701D engines,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Jan-14

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US Army achieves initial operating capability with the AH-64E

US Army achieves initial operating capability with the AH-64E

In the capable hands of the soldiers of the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters have achieved Initial Operating Capability, the U.S. Army’s latest acquisition milestone for the program on schedule. The Apache battalion, known as “Tigersharks”, commanded by Lt. Col. John P. ‘Pat’ Davis, was issued their first AH-64E Apache in… Read more »

Source: US Army, 28-Nov-13

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Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

The AH-64E is getting rave reviews from Fort Carson soldiers who are among the first troops to fly the latest version of the Apache attack helicopter. see full story

Source: Hispanic Business, 29-Oct-13

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Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], received a $51 million foreign military sales contract to provide the Republic of Korea with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes six LONGBOW FCR systems, spares and in-country support. Production is… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 12-Sep-13

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Boeing awarded $22M contract for AH-64E development

The Boeing Company was awarded a $22,706,288 cost-plus-incentive-fee, non-option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (P00059) of contract (W58RGZ-05-C-0001) for devolopment and demonstration of the AH-64 Apache Block III system. Performance locations will be Mesa. Ariz., with funding from fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation funds. This contract was a non-competitive acquisition with one bid solicited and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Sep-13

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Korean contract for 36 AH-64E Apaches is worth $908M

Korean contract for 36 AH-64E Apaches is worth $908M

Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a firm-fixed price, option eligible, multi-year contract with a cumulative maximum value of $904,418,647 for 36 new Block III Apache Helicopters (AH-64E) for the Republic of Korea to include logistical support, spares and one Longbow crew trainer. This contract is an approved Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Aug-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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US Army updates Laser Rangefinder Designator on Apaches

US Army updates Laser Rangefinder Designator on Apaches

The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters. The Apache Sensors Product Office has accepted delivery of the new Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Laser Rangefinder Designator, or LRFD, the first component to be fielded in the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly. The laser represents increased capability to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation… Read more »

Source: US Army, 21-Jun-13

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Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $26,067,485 modification (P00007), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (FMS) contract W58RGZ-12-C-0089, for training and support of the Apache Block III helicopter program. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $216,229,550. Fiscal 2013 Procurement… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-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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South Korea orders 36 AH-64E Apache Guardians

South Korea on Wednesday selected Boeing’s AH-64E Apache Guardian to replace its aging Army helicopters, the Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration  said (see full story)

Source: Yonhap, 18-Apr-13

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US Army pushing back AH-64E purchase until after 2018?

US Army pushing back AH-64E purchase until after 2018?

The Army is deferring the purchase of newly built AH-64E Apache helicopters for the next five years, according to industry sources. (see full story).  The first response to sequestration?

Source: AL.com, 11-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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Taiwan to get first batch of new Apache helicopters in October

Taiwan to get first batch of new Apache helicopters in October

Taiwan is expected to get six Apache attack helicopters in October 2013, according to military sources (see full story)

13-Jan-13

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Apache Project Office contest produces name for AH-64E

Apache Project Office contest produces name for AH-64E

Announced this week at the Team Apache annual government industry meeting at the Boeing facility in Arlington, Va., the AH-64E will be known as the “Guardian.” (see full story)

Source: AL.com, 11-Jan-13

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US Army fields first AH-64E unit

US Army fields first AH-64E unit

“Right now, we are currently fielding the first unit equipped, our FUE [first unit equipped] unit, with Echo-models, and we’re on track to meet that fielding schedule,” says Col Jeff Hager, the army’s Apache programme manager. (see full story)

Source: FlightGlobal, 11-Jan-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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Israel considers the AH-64E

Israel considers the AH-64E

Israel has received information from the US Army on the new AH-64E model Apache, but the type is not on the force’s  procurement list, mainly due to budget-related reasons. (see full story)

Source: Israel Defense, 12-Dec-12

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Boeing awarded $34M contract for AH-64E work

Boeing awarded $34M contract for AH-64E work

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $34,125,819 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.  The award will provide for the funding of AH-64 Apache Block III System Development and Demonstration Phase.  Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Nov-12

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US Army redesignates Apache Block III as AH-64E

US Army redesignates Apache Block III as AH-64E

The Defense Acquisition Board decision regarding full-rate production for the Apache Block III helicopter program was announced Oct. 24 by Army officials at a briefing in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Apache project manager Col. Jeffrey Hager confirmed that the Apache Block III is being redesignated as an AH-64E model. The announcement event was attended by 20… Read more »

Source: US Army, 01-Nov-12

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Elbit awarded $17.5M Apache Mission Processor Redesign and Upgrade

Elbit awarded $17.5M Apache Mission Processor Redesign and Upgrade

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”), announced today that Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems has been awarded a $17.5 million contract by The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) to redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor over a five-year period The… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 22-Oct-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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Boeing-built US Army Apache fleet exceeds 3,500,000 flight hours

Boeing-built US Army Apache fleet exceeds 3,500,000 flight hours

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours. The Army’s aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June as Apache crews flew combat missions in Afghanistan, participated in exercises in… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 29-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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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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Boeing awarded $97M for Apache foreign military sales

Boeing awarded $97M for Apache foreign military sales

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $97,268,761 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure Block III Apache AH-64D attack helicopters in support of Foreign Military Sales.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2017.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-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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AHS announces 2012 Award recipients

AHS announces 2012 Award recipients

Philip J. Dunford, the Chair of the Board of AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced the recipients of the Society’s 2012 awards program. This prestigious program was initiated in 1944 and over the years has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of the vertical flight industry. Each year we recognize new individuals who further… Read more »

Source: AHS, 27-Mar-12

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Apache project office demos National Airspace Trainer

Apache project office demos National Airspace Trainer

The Product Office for the AH-64D Longbow Apache Block III (AB3) conducted a demonstration of a new capability that will enable collective Manned-Unmanned Teaming training using a manned helicopter. The demo was held on the campus of University of Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 2. The AB3 National Airspace Trainer was demonstrated to the Program Executive Office… Read more »

Source: Program Executive Office, 05-Feb-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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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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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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Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its leading-edge commercial and defense technologies and capabilities – including the Korea debut of the 787 Dreamliner, F-15 Silent Eagle and the AH-6i light attack  reconnaissance helicopter – at the 2011 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. The super-efficient Dreamliner will take center stage at this year’s show… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 19-Oct-11

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Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the enduring capabilities it provides the U.S. Army during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 10-12 in Washington. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney will receive AUSA’s Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense at a luncheon on… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 07-Oct-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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