Jordan Signs of a Letter of Intent for AH-6i Helicopters

Jordan Signs of a Letter of Intent for AH-6i Helicopters

13-May-2010 Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company {NYSE: BA} and the Government of Jordan today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent for the AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance.

In a brief ceremony, arranged by Jordanian government leaders at the 8th Annual Special Operations Forum and Exhibition (SOFEX) 2010 at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman, Jordan – military and government officials, including Major General Malek Habashneh, Royal Jordanian Air Force Commander representing the Kingdom of Jordan and Boeing executives signed the letter in anticipation of continued discussions leading to a contractual agreement for purchase of the AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter.

The AH-6i is the international version of the AH-6 light attack / recon-naissance helicopter designed on a combat-proven platform with a heritage of successful service with special operations forces. The AH-6 is designed to meet the current requirements of worldwide military customers while maintaining flexibility for future growth.

The AH-6i features a fully integrated cockpit design that incorporates AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter software technologies.

“The AH-6i system will deliver outstanding capabilities to Jordan,” said Al Winn, Boeing vice president of Apache programs.  “Rigorous testing and numerous successful demonstration flights around the world have validated the helicopter’s superior capabilities – proving that this design can meet warfighters’ needs faster than any other option.”

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft.  Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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