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Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $16,050,000 firm‐fixed‐price, one-time buy contract for spare parts in support of the AH-64 Apache weapon system. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(2), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302‐1. This is a four-year contract with no option periods. Location... Read more

Boeing awarded $487M contract for engineering and technical support of Apache AH-64

Boeing awarded $487M contract for engineering and technical support of Apache AH-64

23-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $487,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Apache AH-64 engineering services and technical support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 6, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... Read more

Boeing reports 2021 Q1 deliveries

Boeing reports 2021 Q1 deliveries

14-Apr-2021

Boeing have announced their deliverie numbers across all commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2021. The helicopter numbers are AH-64 Apache (New) = 9 AH-64 Apache (Remanufactured) = 15 CH-47 Chinook (New) = 3 CH-47 Chinook (Renewed) = 3 By comparison, here are the numbers for 2020 Q1 AH-64 Apache (New) =... Read more

Boeing marks 35 years of Field Reps with US Army Apaches

Boeing marks 35 years of Field Reps with US Army Apaches

7-Jan-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] latest contract from the U.S. Army continues to build on a legacy of customer field support for the Army’s AH-64 Apache. Under the projected five-year, $83.3 million max indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity agreement, 15 Boeing field service representatives will be dedicated to the U.S. Army’s Apache fleet. Boeing has provided field service... Read more

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace have announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The GKN Aerospace sites of Hoogeveen and Papendrecht in The Netherlands maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period supporting... Read more

Boeing Delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache

Boeing Delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache

28-Jul-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered its 2,500th AH-64 Apache helicopter, an E-model Apache for the U.S. Army, from the company’s production line in Mesa, Arizona. The first production AH-64, an A-model Apache, rolled off the assembly line on September 30, 1983, and was delivered by Boeing heritage company McDonnell Douglas to the U.S. Army in... Read more

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

20-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is reported in local press as saying that the prices being offered by Boeing and Bell for the AH-64E and AH-1Z acquisitions are way beyond the country’s available budget. The Foreign Military Sale requests issued by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) priced the potential sale of six AH-1Z... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.5M contract for Apache technical services

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.5M contract for Apache technical services

21-Apr-2020Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $7,563,160 modification (P00002) to contract W52P1J-19-F-0533 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 1, 2023. U.S.... Read more

Longbow LLC secures $235.8 M contract for Fire Control Radar Sustainment Work

Longbow LLC secures $235.8 M contract for Fire Control Radar Sustainment Work

19-Feb-2020Source: Longbow

The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a five-year sustainment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for up to $235.8 million to provide post production support services for the AH-64 Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to... Read more

Boeing delivered more new Apaches than 737s in 2019 Q4

Boeing delivered more new Apaches than 737s in 2019 Q4

16-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

This week Boeing has released its production numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019, and the full year totals. In the fourth quarter, the company delivered 10 new helicopters – all Apaches and no Chinooks. That takes the annual total to 37 Apaches and 13 Chinooks. Included in the annual numbers are the first eight... Read more

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

20-May-2019Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,415,141 modification (P00035) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-14-0055 for post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other... Read more

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

30-Apr-2019Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $39,478,219 modification (PZ0017) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0031 for post-production system support, which includes integrated product support, of the AH-64 aircraft in support of the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Hazelwood, Missouri; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an... Read more

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

5-Feb-2019Source: GE Aviation

The U.S. Army has selected GE Aviation’s T901-GE-900 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the U.S. Army’s endeavor to re-engine its Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. “We are honored to be chosen by the Army to continue powering their Black Hawks and Apaches for... Read more

Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

19-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $92,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, analysis, test and technical support services to substantiate candidate concepts/designs and to achieve Army and the Department of Defense technology mission objectives for technologies and services for the AH-64 Apache, A/MH-6M Little Bird and the H-47 Chinook. Bids were solicited via... Read more

Boeing and PGZ Partner for KRUK Attack Helicopter Program

Boeing and PGZ Partner for KRUK Attack Helicopter Program

11-Sep-2018Source: PGZ

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed an agreement to partner on a range of business opportunities for the AH-64 Apache in support of the KRUK Attack Helicopter Program. The AH-64 Apache is under consideration by the Government of Poland for its attack helicopter requirement. As part of this effort, Boeing and... Read more

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

23-Jul-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The performance based logistics contract, called COHESU, is designed to drive... Read more

Thailand to acquire at least six new attack helicopters

Thailand to acquire at least six new attack helicopters

27-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Thai Army is looking to purchase 6 new attack helicopters. The announcement to replace their aging Bell AH-1F Cobras came at a press conference on June 12, reports JANE IHS. Helicopters that are under consideration include the Mil Mi-28, Kamov Ka-52, Boeing AH-64 Apache, Bell AH-1Z Viper, Airbus Helicopters’ Tiger, Harbin Aircraft Industry... Read more

Lockheed awarded $25M contract for Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits for Apache

Lockheed awarded $25M contract for Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits for Apache

3-Jan-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $25,207,324 modification (000502) to foreign military sales (Egypt) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits and spares for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 foreign... Read more

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

4-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype is currently going through its ground trials at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre, Texas. The prototype is intended to replace the US Army’s Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. Bell promises that the Valor will have twice the speed and range of current helicopters. It has a V-tail,... Read more

Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

30-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,522,875 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Apache main rotor blade. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Monrovia, California, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2022. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $14,522,875 were... Read more

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

25-Aug-2016Source: GE

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC), based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, awarded GE Aviation a $102M, 24-month contract leading to a Preliminary Design Review of its GE3000 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The GE3000 is a 3,000 shaft horsepower engine that will provide advanced turboshaft propulsion capability for the... Read more

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

24-Aug-2016Source: ATEC

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The two-year contract, part of the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE)... Read more

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

23-Aug-2016Source: Boeing

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

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

20-Jul-2016Source: MBDA

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

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

14-Jul-2016Source: Longbow

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

UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

11-Jul-2016Source: 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

US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

15-Jun-2016Source: US DoD

U.S. Apache helicopters have entered the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters.  “Commanders have used the Apache capability that we positioned there and that [President Barack Obama] authorized them to use some months ago,” Carter said as he traveled to Brussels for meetings... Read more

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

8-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

India becomes 11th International Customer for Apache Longbow Radar

India becomes 11th International Customer for Apache Longbow Radar

5-May-2016Source: Longbow

The U.S. Army awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) a $57.1 million foreign military sale contract to provide the Indian Air Force with LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their new Apache AH-64E helicopters. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). Under this contract,... Read more

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

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

11-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

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

US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

8-Apr-2016Source: US Army

For the first time, Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), teamed up with sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2), to conduct a weeklong overwater exercise that began March 14 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. Sailors from HSC-2, also known as the “Fleet Angels,” spent the week with the... Read more

Boeing awarded $37M for ongoing AH-64 logistics program

Boeing awarded $37M for ongoing AH-64 logistics program

6-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $37,793,822 modification (P00014) to contract W58RGZ-15-C-0017 for the continuation of the Apache Helicopter 64 (AH-64) Performance Based Logistics program.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $37,793,822 were obligated at... Read more

Boeing awarded $184M Apache contract

Boeing awarded $184M Apache contract

29-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $184,930,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Apache helicopter full-rate production in Lot 7.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $184,930,000 were obligated at... Read more

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

18-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday. Army Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air... Read more

Boeing awarded $10M contract for Apache tail rotor blades

Boeing awarded $10M contract for Apache tail rotor blades

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $9,849,966 modification (0030) to contract W58RGZ-14-G-0005 for Apache helicopter rotary tail blades.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,849,966 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting... Read more

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

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

29-Jan-2016Source: ViaSat

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

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

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

7-Jan-2016Source: Lockheed Martin

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

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

14-Dec-2015Source: Ekathimerini

Prosecutors have brought new charges against businessman Thomas Liakounakos and a former high-ranking Defense Ministry official in connection with the purchase of Apache military helicopters more than a decade ago. See Full Story... Read more

Indian conglomerate Tata to build AH-64 fuselages for Boeing

Indian conglomerate Tata to build AH-64 fuselages for Boeing

12-Nov-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems today announced a joint venture (JV) that will manufacture aerostructures for aircraft and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities in India. The JV will initially create a manufacturing center of excellence to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache helicopter and to compete for additional manufacturing work packages across... Read more

Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

9-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

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

Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

6-Nov-2015Source: US Air Force

The Arizona National Guard is hosting the inaugural Gunfighter Fly-in at Silverbell Army Heliport here Nov. 1 to Nov. 6. Seven of the eight states in the National Guard that operate the AH-64D Apache helicopters—Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah—sent two of their best company-grade crews and maintenance support personnel to... Read more

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

14-Oct-2015Source: BAE Systems

The U.S. Army has procured an initial quantity of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This deployment marks the first time U.S. Army personnel will be able to benefit from the laser-guided rocket, which has proven highly successful for the U.S. Navy... Read more

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

1-Oct-2015Source: US DoD

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

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

30-Sep-2015Source: Boeing

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

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

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

28-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

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

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

25-Sep-2015Source: The Economic Times

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing awarded $12.4M contract for one Apache Longbow crew trainer

Boeing awarded $12.4M contract for one Apache Longbow crew trainer

22-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri was awarded a $12,461,218 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0086 for one additional Longbow crew trainer for the Apache helicopter program.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,461,218 were obligated at... Read more

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

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

3-Sep-2015Source: DSCA

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

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

28-Aug-2015Source: Boeing

The Boeing [NYSE:BA] AH-64 Apache attack helicopter will be making its first appearance at the largest defense show in Poland – the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition – in Kielce, September 1-4. The AH-64 Apache is currently under consideration for the Polish Kruk Attack Helicopter Program. It is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter and... Read more

First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

20-Aug-2015Source: Stars And Stripes

The first of 24 Apache AH-64 attack helicopters arrived Tuesday at their new home, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. See Full Story... Read more

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

13-Aug-2015Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $21.7 million Lot 4 follow-on contract to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. This first phase of upgrades to modernize the Apache’s Day Sensor Assembly includes producing Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator (M-LRFD) kits. M-LRFD is the principal... Read more

New Apache unit coming to Fort Wainwright

New Apache unit coming to Fort Wainwright

13-Aug-2015Source: ADN

Two AH-64 Apache attack helicopters will arrive at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, on Thursday, the first of what will be a new helicopter battalion. See Full Story... Read more

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

23-Jul-2015Source: Roger Wicker

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today questioned Gen. Mark Milley, nominee to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, about reports that the Army intends to implement the Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) as early as October 1, 2015. The plan would begin the transfer of Apache helicopters from the National Guard to the Army... Read more

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

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

10-Jul-2015Source: Boeing

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

Boeing awarded $15M modification to Apache weapon systems contract

Boeing awarded $15M modification to Apache weapon systems contract

29-Jun-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a $15,340,002 modification (0020) to contract W58RGZ-14-G-0005 for 1,060 Apache Weapons System main rotor strap pack assemblies. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $15,340,002 were obligated at the time of... Read more

Boeing extends US Army Rotorcraft Support Partnership

Boeing extends US Army Rotorcraft Support Partnership

15-Jun-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a five-year contract extending the company’s partnership with Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD). The public-private agreement supports the overhaul of complex parts for U.S. Army AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks and provides the Army direct access to Boeing’s expertise in platform service and supply networks. The contract includes a base... Read more

Boeing wins $247M contract to revitalise AH-64 and CH-47 fleets

Boeing wins $247M contract to revitalise AH-64 and CH-47 fleets

30-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $247,094,589 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract to overhaul, repair, and recapitalize the AH-64 and H-47 airframe and weapons system. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for UAE AH-64 target sights

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for UAE AH-64 target sights

29-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $10,466,558 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (UAE) to procure AH-64 Helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight, performance based logistics, and contractor engineering technical service program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 27, 2019. One bid was solicited with one... Read more

Despite Russian Aggression, US Apache Helicopters To Be Removed From Germany

Despite Russian Aggression, US Apache Helicopters To Be Removed From Germany

24-Apr-2015Source: International Business Times

Despite growing tension between Russia and Western Europe, the United States is planning to move 24 military helicopters over the next two years from Germany to Alaska, media reports said Sunday. The timing of the transfer of such major military assets has been criticized amid Russia’s growing presence in Ukraine and the U.S.’s recent assurances... Read more

Boeing awarded $321M contract for Apache development

Boeing awarded $321M contract for Apache development

19-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $321,800,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee undefinitized contract to complete development of the base line Apache attack helicopter, and for the integration of modifications. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2018. Bids were solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing,... Read more

International Enterprises awarded $20M repair contract for AH-64 pilot and crew helmets

International Enterprises awarded $20M repair contract for AH-64 pilot and crew helmets

19-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

International Enterprises Inc., Talladega, Alabama, was awarded a $20,565,202 firm-fixed- price contract for repair of various Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System components for AH-64 Apache pilots and crew. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 10, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received.... Read more

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

1-Apr-2015Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger® missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017. “Stinger provides vital self-protection capabilities... Read more

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

25-Mar-2015Source: US Army

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

Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

20-Mar-2015Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Jeff Johnson, vice president, Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA). He succeeds Tim Norgart, who recently retired from Boeing. Johnson will be based in St. Louis, Missouri, and report to BMA President Shelley Lavender. Johnson has been president of Boeing Middle East since March 2011, based in the... Read more

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

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

24-Feb-2015Source: US DoD

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

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

16-Feb-2015Source: The Times of India

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $82M for US Army Apache Targeting/Night Vision System

Lockheed Martin awarded $82M for US Army Apache Targeting/Night Vision System

11-Feb-2015Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an $82 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract in December from the U.S. Army for AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system sustainment. The firm, fixed-price contract is the foundation for a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, reduces operation and support... Read more

Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

11-Feb-2015Source: Butler

Butler National Corporation (OTC Pink: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of management services in diverse business groups including the gaming industry, announces its Tempe Arizona Division was awarded a contract for approximately $5 million from Orbital ATK, Inc., Mesa, AZ. (NYSE: OA).... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $82M option to AH-64 target/NV contract

Lockheed Martin awarded $82M option to AH-64 target/NV contract

9-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $82,821,104 modification (P00023) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0009 to exercise option year three performance based logistics program support for Apache Attack Helicopter modernized target designation sight/pilot night vision sensor equipment.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $82,821,104 were obligated at the time of the award.... Read more

Longbow LLC awarded AH-64D fire control radar unit $18M contract extension

Longbow LLC awarded AH-64D fire control radar unit $18M contract extension

8-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

Longbow LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded an $18,487,338 modification (P00009) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0028 exercising option year two for the management and logistics for all U.S. government Apache AH-64D helicopter fire control radar units.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $18,487,338 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date... Read more

First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

25-Nov-2014Source: USMC

On a brisk autumn day, a Soldier walks into a classroom at Sookmyung Womens University in Seoul, South Korea. She is in her dress blue uniform which is pressed and clean. Her black hair is pulled tight into a bun. She walks with her chest out and chin up directly to her seat. She waits... Read more

Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier Impresa

Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier Impresa

22-Oct-2014Source: Impresa

Impresa Aerospace, a leading supplier to the commercial and military aerospace industries, announced today that it has been acquired by a private equity fund managed by Twin Haven Capital Partners, LLC. As a result of this acquisition and an accompanying capital infusion, Impresa’s liquidity position has been significantly enhanced and its net debt has been... Read more

Lockheed Martin wins $90M Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

Lockheed Martin wins $90M Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

14-Oct-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement... Read more

Exova supports Boeing Apache programme

Exova supports Boeing Apache programme

8-Oct-2014Source: Exova

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider has been contracted by Boeing to conduct materials testing as part of its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter development programme. Exova’s Santa Fe Springs, California, laboratory will undertake a range of mechanical testing at various temperatures on metallic transmission materials to provide Boeing with key performance parameters.... Read more

Alliant Techsystems awarded $36M for Apache guns and parts

Alliant Techsystems awarded $36M for Apache guns and parts

1-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC, Plymouth, Minnesota is being awarded a $36,778,430 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for M230-30MM automatic guns and 32 spare parts in support of the Apache helicopter. Work location and funding will be determined with each order. The estimated completion date is Sept. 28, 2017. Army Contracting Command – Tank and Automotive, Warren, Michigan... Read more

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