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Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

3-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Robertsons Fuels Systems, Tempe, Arizona, (W58RGZ-14-D-0116) was awarded a $47,916,209 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel system combo packs for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion... Read more

Boeing to Highlight Combat Helicopters at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

Boeing to Highlight Combat Helicopters at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

1-Sep-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will participate in the annual MSPO International Defence Industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland, which runs Sept. 1-4. The company will highlight several of its defense products and services including the AH-64 Apache and AH-6i combat helicopters, the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, and unmanned aerial systems such as the ScanEagle, among other... Read more

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

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

20-Aug-2014Source: Reuters

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... Read more

Communications & Power Industries Awarded $6M To Support Apache

Communications & Power Industries Awarded $6M To Support Apache

1-Aug-2014Source: CPI International

Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received an order totaling $6 million from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control for tactical common data links.  These Ku-band tactical common data links (TCDLs) are being installed on the AH-64E Guardian variant of the Apache helicopter to support U.S. warfighters. This initial order represents the first tranche... Read more

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

4-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

24-Jun-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds on an... Read more

MCR Federal wins $14.1M Apache airworthiness contract

MCR Federal wins $14.1M Apache airworthiness contract

18-Jun-2014Source: MCR Federal

MCR Federal, LLC (MCR), a premier provider of Integrated Program Management services, has been awarded a task order worth up to $14.1 million under the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) Express contract to provide engineering, data management, testing review, and other support to the Apache Helicopter program in Huntsville, Alabama.... Read more

Lockheed Martin wins $80M Contract for US and Indonesian Apache sensor systems

Lockheed Martin wins $80M Contract for US and Indonesian Apache sensor systems

6-May-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $80.6 million production contract for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This Lot 9 contract includes production of eight targeting and pilotage systems and spares for the U.S. Army and nine systems for the Indonesian Army. Indonesia... Read more

L-3 Wescam demos MX™-25D Electro-Optical Technologies on US Army Apache

L-3 Wescam demos MX™-25D Electro-Optical Technologies on US Army Apache

6-May-2014Source: L-3 Wescam

L‐3 WESCAM announced today successful ground and flight demonstrations of its MX™-25D at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Test Center (RTC) in Alabama on April 16, 2014. Through a cooperative agreement between the Apache Sensors Product Office and L-3 WESCAM, the demonstrations were conducted to investigate available electro-optical technologies. The original ground demonstration prompted the Sensors... Read more

Raytheon, US Army certify TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on Apache

Raytheon, US Army certify TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on Apache

5-May-2014Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army have completed the certification process for air worthiness release (AWR) of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket (LGR) on the Apache AH-64D/E Attack helicopter. The AWR certification provides for potential operational employment of the TALON weapon system on U.S. Army Apaches and Apaches in international fleets. The TALON LGR... Read more

Arizona National Guard fights back on proposed Apache reduction

Arizona National Guard fights back on proposed Apache reduction

28-Apr-2014Source: Arizona National Guard

They train to the same standards as their active duty counterparts and cost 60 percent less to maintain. Yet after years of defending freedom in Afghanistan, Arizona’s Citizen-Soldiers are being told they are unworthy of operating the Army’s premier attack helicopter. Army leaders recently revealed a plan to take away all 192 National Guard AH-64D... Read more

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

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

27-Apr-2014Source: US DoD

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

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

7-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

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

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

13-Mar-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

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

US commits $1.16 Billion to AH-64E Apache program

US commits $1.16 Billion to AH-64E Apache program

5-Mar-2014Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz. was awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for full rate production of the AH-64E Apache helicopter, seventy-two remanufactured helicopter systems, ten new helicopter systems, and for refreshing five crew trainers , refurbishing one crew trainer, and integrated logistics support, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, over and above, and... Read more

Lockheed Martin wins $92M Apache Targeting and Pilotage System Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin wins $92M Apache Targeting and Pilotage System Sustainment Contract

20-Feb-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin LMT +1.44% received a $92 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract in December 2013 from the U.S. Army for sustainment of the AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor(M-TADS/PNVS) system. The firm, fixed-price contract is the foundation for a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, reduces operation and support costs, and... Read more

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

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

20-Feb-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

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

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

12-Feb-2014Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $22 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) Special Repair Activities for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command’s Apache attack helicopters. Under this three-year contract, Lockheed Martin will provide tools and test equipment to maintain components of the... Read more

AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

29-Jan-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

29-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing delivered 11 more helicopters in 2013 compared to 2012, with 81 aircraft comparing to 70. In 2013, Boeing delivered 37 Apache , approximately double the figure of 19 the previous year, with the Chinook line in Philadelphia down a little from 51 to 44.  The full quarter-by-quarter figures are shown below. 2013 Q4 Q3... Read more

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

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

28-Jan-2014Source: DSCA

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

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

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

28-Jan-2014Source: DSCA

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

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

28-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

CV International, Inc.*, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $15,916,531 firm-fixed-price contract for a modernized maintenance platform for CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, and OH-58 helicopters and for Unmanned Aerial System aircraft.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 27, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received.... Read more

Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

21-Jan-2014Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton questions the U.S. Army’s plan to take back all of their AH-64 Apache helicopters, 16 of which are here.  See full story... Read more

Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

20-Jan-2014Source: Royal Household

Prince Harry has completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and will now take up a Staff Officer role in HQ London District. The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London. Prince Harry will... Read more

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

15-Jan-2014Source: Inside Defense

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a US Army plan to restructure its aviation forces that includes divesting all OH-58s and taking all AH-64s out of the National Guard – See full story... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $92M contract extension for Apache night vision program

Lockheed Martin awarded $92M contract extension for Apache night vision program

15-Dec-2013Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $92,915,233 contract modification (P00015) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0009 to exercise option year two of the Apache attack helicopter performance based logistics program to modernize target designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor equipment. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $92,915,233 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Apache M-TADS/PNVS Team Receives Second Secretary of Defense PBL Award

Apache M-TADS/PNVS Team Receives Second Secretary of Defense PBL Award

11-Dec-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) team was honored with a 2013 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Award recognizing outstanding achievements in providing soldiers with exceptional operational support. The team received the subsystem level PBL award, which is one of three presented annually to... Read more

Rockwell Collins EP®-8000 image generators selected for Apache Longbow Crew Trainers

Rockwell Collins EP®-8000 image generators selected for Apache Longbow Crew Trainers

5-Dec-2013Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins will supply EP-8000 image generators for Boeing Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT). LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said the contract is the latest example of providing reliability and innovation for the Apache LCT program. “We’re now into the fourth generation of image generator... Read more

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

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

28-Nov-2013Source: US Army

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

Former Apache pilot sentenced for stealing $1.3M in military equipment

Former Apache pilot sentenced for stealing $1.3M in military equipment

19-Nov-2013Source: FBI

United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Kurt Allen Bennett, 41, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Walker stated, “This officer sought to achieve financial gain to the detriment of... Read more

Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

29-Oct-2013Source: Hispanic Business

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... Read more

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

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

1-Oct-2013Source: US DoD

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

Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

25-Sep-2013Source: Turbomeca

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

Boeing awarded $11M option for one additional Longbow crew trainer

Boeing awarded $11M option for one additional Longbow crew trainer

17-Sep-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded an $11,427,527 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (P00001) of contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0086) to exercise the option to procure one additional Longbow crew trainer for the Apache helicopter program. Performance location will be St. Louis, Mo., with funding from fiscal 2013 other procurement authority funds. This contract was a... Read more

Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

12-Sep-2013Source: Longbow LLC

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

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

10-Sep-2013Source: US DoD

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

US Army selects ViaSat small tactical terminals for Apache

US Army selects ViaSat small tactical terminals for Apache

3-Sep-2013Source: ViaSat

The U.S. Army is adding its AH-64E Apache helicopter fleet to the Link 16 network. Following successful flight tests, the Army has decided to pursue a sole source solicitation of ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) for the Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24A to satisfy its requirement for an Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station (AMF) Small Airborne Link 16 Terminal (SALT).... Read more

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

3-Sep-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will highlight products and services capable of supporting Poland’s plans to modernize its armed forces at this year’s MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, including a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system and the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The exhibition will be held Sept. 2-5 in Kielce. “We look forward to talking with... Read more

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

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

1-Sep-2013Source: US DoD

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

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

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

26-Aug-2013Source: US DoD

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

Lockheed Martin receives $223M M-TADS/PNVS contract for Korean Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $223M M-TADS/PNVS contract for Korean Apaches

19-Aug-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)  received a $223 million contract to provide the Republic of Korea with Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems for the nation’s AH-64E Apache helicopter. South Korea is the 12th international customer to purchase the M-TADS/PNVS-equipped Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes 36 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares, with production through 2018. Electronics assembly of... Read more

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

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

15-Aug-2013Source: US DoD

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

Cobham wins $7.1M contract to upgrade AH-64 Nitrogen Inerting Unit

Cobham wins $7.1M contract to upgrade AH-64 Nitrogen Inerting Unit

2-Aug-2013Source: Cobham

Cobham has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) worth up to $7.1 million to overhaul and upgrade Nitrogen Inerting Units (NIUs) for the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The work will be performed by Cobham Life Support in Davenport, Iowa, beginning in 2013. In September 2012, Cobham received a five year Indefinite... Read more

Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

8-Jul-2013Source: British Monarchy website

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

Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

3-Jul-2013Source: Boeing

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

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

26-Jun-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort... Read more

US Army updates Laser Rangefinder Designator on Apaches

US Army updates Laser Rangefinder Designator on Apaches

21-Jun-2013Source: US Army

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

AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

19-Jun-2013Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) and the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache... Read more

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

17-Jun-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed the first-ever integrated contract for maintenance and spare parts for Chinook and Apache helicopters, which will save the Dutch military money and increase aircraft availability by merging two formerly separate supply chains. The $60 million Integrated Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS) contract will provide... Read more

Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

13-Jun-2013Source: Longbow LLC

 The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), received a $90.6 million contract to provide Saudi Arabia with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter. The contract award includes AH-64E LONGBOW FCRs, spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. The contract also includes... Read more

Boeing awarded $18M contract modification for Apache long-lead parts

Boeing awarded $18M contract modification for Apache long-lead parts

15-May-2013Source: US DoD

Boeing, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded an $18,342,000 modification (P00005), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-12-C-0055), for the procurement of long lead material for the Apache helicopter.  The cumulative total face value of this contract is $218,567,308.  Fiscal 2012 procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is... Read more

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

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

9-May-2013Source: US DoD

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

Boeing awarded $36M Apache blade contract

Boeing awarded $36M Apache blade contract

30-Apr-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $36,599,871 modification (No. 0013), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-10-G-0006), to procure composite main rotor blades and associated support equipment for the Apache Block III configuration.  Fiscal 2012 procurement contract funds are being obligated on this award.  The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the... Read more

Boeing awarded $19M more for Apache support

Boeing awarded $19M more for Apache support

25-Apr-2013Source: US DoD

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

RAF Cosford Air Show Confirm Eye-Opening Helicopter Displays

RAF Cosford Air Show Confirm Eye-Opening Helicopter Displays

23-Apr-2013Source: RAF

The RAF Cosford 75th Anniversary Air Show team is excited to announce that a Chinook and an Apache helicopter from the MOD Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) will be coming to the event on Sunday 9th June. The Chinook helicopter, operated by the Royal Air Force primarily to support troop movements, will be joined by an... Read more

South Korea orders 36 AH-64E Apache Guardians

South Korea orders 36 AH-64E Apache Guardians

18-Apr-2013Source: Yonhap

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)... Read more

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

15-Apr-2013Source: US Army

Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Association of American Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year Award at the 2013 AAAA Annual Professional Forum in Fort Worth, Texas on April 11. The Brigade’s primary mission was to conduct full spectrum aviation operations, to defeat the insurgency, support and improve governance and development. Their efforts... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $90M US Army Apache M-TADS/PNVS contract

Lockheed Martin awarded $90M US Army Apache M-TADS/PNVS contract

20-Jan-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $90.6 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Army for sustainment of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system. The firm, fixed price contract provides a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables mission readiness, reduces operation and support costs, and drives reliability and maintainability improvements.... Read more

Boeing 10% headcount cut will not affect Mesa production

Boeing 10% headcount cut will not affect Mesa production

13-Nov-2012Source: Phoenix Business Journal

Boeing Co.’s play to lay off 10 percent of its Defense, Space and Security business unit management positions by the end of this year will have little impact at the company’s operations in Mesa. (see full story)... Read more

Elbit awarded $17.5M Apache Mission Processor Redesign and Upgrade

Elbit awarded $17.5M Apache Mission Processor Redesign and Upgrade

22-Oct-2012Source: Elbit Systems

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

Cobham to supply OBIGGS Inerting Units for US Army Apache in $15M contract

Cobham to supply OBIGGS Inerting Units for US Army Apache in $15M contract

10-Sep-2012Source: Cobham

Cobham has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at some $15 million to supply On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (OBIGGS) Nitrogen Inert Units for US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters. Cobham is providing a new configuration of Nitrogen Inert Unit (NIU) that will increase safety, improve supportability, and extend sustainment for... Read more

SPX Precision Corp awarded $21M for AH-64 rotor assembly work

SPX Precision Corp awarded $21M for AH-64 rotor assembly work

3-Sep-2012Source: US DoD

SPX Precision Corp., Newington, Conn., was awarded (SPRRA1-12-D-0132).  The award is a firm fixed price, sole source contract with a maximum $11,970,966 for main rotor support masts.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using military service is Army.  There was one solicitation with one response.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Army Working Capital... Read more

Timken awarded $16M for AH-64 tail rotor gearboxes

Timken awarded $16M for AH-64 tail rotor gearboxes

3-Sep-2012Source: US DoD

Timken Aerospace Transmissions, LLC, Manchester, Conn., was awarded (SPRRA1-12-D-0120).  The award is a firm fixed price contract with a maximum $16,908,371 for tail rotor gearboxes.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using military service is Army.  There were two solicitations with one response.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Army Working Capital Funds.  The... Read more

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

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

29-Aug-2012Source: Boeing

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

South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

1-Jun-2012Source: Hurriyet

The contest to supply 50 attack helicopters has been reduced to three bidders – Boeing’s Apache, Bell’s Cobra and the T129 Mangusta being bid jointly by AgustaWestland and partner TAI (see full story)... Read more

Boeing awarded $97M for Apache foreign military sales

Boeing awarded $97M for Apache foreign military sales

30-May-2012Source: US DoD

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

Training device falls from US Army Apache

Training device falls from US Army Apache

17-May-2012Source: US Army

At approximately 8:15 p.m. May 15 the Fort Hood Police Station received a call from a Killeen resident to report an unknown object falling into an open field adjacent to Aquarius Drive and Trimmier Drive in Killeen, Texas, from an AH-64 Apache helicopter. Killeen Police Department responded and located the object which was impaled into... Read more

Lockheed Martin’s DAGR Successfully Engages Moving Target in Apache Demonstration

Lockheed Martin’s DAGR Successfully Engages Moving Target in Apache Demonstration

9-May-2012Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Direct Attack Guided Rocket (DAGR)successfully tracked and engaged a moving target in a recent demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “DAGR hit a moving target from 3.5 kilometers,” said Hady Mourad, DAGR program director in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “Defeating high-value targets on the move is a critical capability, and demonstrating... Read more

UK – First live fire tests of Hellfire from Apache

UK – First live fire tests of Hellfire from Apache

8-May-2012Source: Royal Navy

For the first time the tank-busting Hellfire missile has been fired in the UK as HMS Illustrious and the Army Air Corps let rip off the Scottish coast during the biggest military exercise of the year. Two Apache helicopters from 656 Squadron Army Air Corps fired one Hellfire missile each at a training target that... Read more

DynCorp wins $25M Kuwait Air Force Apache contract

DynCorp wins $25M Kuwait Air Force Apache contract

16-Apr-2012Source: DynCorp

DynCorp International (DI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army to provide a Maintenance Augmentation Team (MAT) for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) AH-64D Apache helicopter maintenance program. “This is a great win because it reaffirms our valuable relationship with the U.S. Army. We take pride in the confidence... Read more

Four Apaches lost in 2007 thanks to smartphone geotagging

Four Apaches lost in 2007 thanks to smartphone geotagging

20-Mar-2012Source: US Army

“Is a badge on Foursquare worth your life?” The question was posed by Brittany Brown, social media manager of the Online and Social Media Division at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. It may sound outlandish, but in the age of social geotagging, it can be a reality. There are a number of... Read more

Ceradyne receives $6.3 Million helicopter armour order

Ceradyne receives $6.3 Million helicopter armour order

2-Mar-2012Source: Ceradyne

Ceradyne, Inc. CRDN +0.84% announced it has received a $6.3 million ceramic armor order for various components on the Apache helicopter. Shipments will start in Q3 2012 and be completed early 2013. David Reed, Ceradyne Vice President and President of North American Operations, commented: “We have been supplying ceramic armor for the Apache helicopter for over 25 years.... Read more

Apache-flying Prince named best co-pilot gunner

Apache-flying Prince named best co-pilot gunner

9-Feb-2012Source: UK MoD

His Royal Highness Prince Harry, or Captain Wales as he is known in the Army, has been named best co-pilot gunner in his Apache training course. Captain Wales and his fellow trainees have now completed the Conversion to Role (CTR) course which involves 18 months of rigorous training on the Apache attack helicopter. During a... Read more

Apache Sensors Flight Test Lead wins 2012 Tester of the Year

Apache Sensors Flight Test Lead wins 2012 Tester of the Year

5-Feb-2012Source: US Army

Kenneth “Steve” Van Allen, Flight Test Lead with the Apache Sensors Product Office, was recently announced as the National Defense Industrial Association Tester of the Year in the Contractor category. He will be recognized at the Annual Test and Evaluation Conference awards luncheon, March 14, 2012 at the Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Van... Read more

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