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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

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

27-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $75,984,294 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System spares that support the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

20-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Parker Hannifin, Irvine, California, was awarded a $10,500,167 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the AH-64 Apache servocylinder. 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 Sept. 17, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... 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

AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support

AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support

17-Mar-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $190 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of... 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

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

23-Dec-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Army contract to provide advanced helicopter flight training support services. Under terms of the contract, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for Army aviators training to fly the CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache... 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

SAFE delivers AH64 cowling racks to US Army Fort Hood

SAFE delivers AH64 cowling racks to US Army Fort Hood

27-Aug-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased announce they have delivered 7 custom cowling racks for the scheduled preventive maintenance inspections of the AH64 to the US Army, Fort Hood. The custom designed racks are part of the ongoing US Army / S.A.F.E. project to redesign the maintenance hangar to be more ergonomic and efficient. The custom... 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

Jolly Green II, Apache fly together in joint test

Jolly Green II, Apache fly together in joint test

8-Jun-2020Source: US Air Force

Those common, vibrating “Thwip” helicopter sounds arrived well before they showed up, as 413th Flight Test Squadron personnel turned to look to the North here May 19. Seconds later, two helicopters appeared and the sounds and vibrations intensified. The Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, lead the way... 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

S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

30-Jul-2019Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced that they have been awarded the contract to manufacture a full line of maintenance platforms, hangar equipment and specialty tooling for the United States... 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

Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

28-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Poland is looking to upgrade their aging Mi-24 attack helicopters to extend their lives until 2022. They will be reaching out, from July to September, to vendors with RFIs. They acquired the Mi-24s in 1979. They currently use two thirds of this fleet, with the plan to purchase a new fleet of 32 attack helicopters... Read more

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

16-Jan-2019Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Triumph Integrated Systems with a five-year contract for indefinite quantity and delivery of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The contract, valued at more than $77 million, will enable... 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

Morocco considering Apache purchase

Morocco considering Apache purchase

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Morocco is looking into purchasing Apache AH-64 helicopters to update their attack helicopter fleet. This acquisition will help with the regional arms race they have with Algeria, reports North Africa Post.... 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 $14M contract for AH-64 Apache refurbishment

Lockheed awarded $14M contract for AH-64 Apache refurbishment

2-May-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $14,158,360 modification (0004 01) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for AH-64 Apache refurbishment items. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $14,158,360 were obligated at... Read more

Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

6-Apr-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $116,883,758 modification (0005 04) to Foreign Military Sales (Netherlands) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators in support of the Netherlands’ AH-64 Apache helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales and... Read more

Lockheed awarded $8M contract for Arrowhead upgrade kits for Egyptian Air Force AH-64 fleet

Lockheed awarded $8M contract for Arrowhead upgrade kits for Egyptian Air Force AH-64 fleet

5-Apr-2018Source: US DoD

For Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $7,720,628 modification (0005 05) to Foreign Military Sales (Egypt) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Arrowhead upgrade kits in support of the Egyptian Air Force AH-64 Apache helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales... 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

PCX Aerostructures win $135M in US military contracts

PCX Aerostructures win $135M in US military contracts

9-Oct-2017Source: PCX Aerostructures

PCX Aerostructures, LLC (“PCX”) recently received two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract awards from the Department of Defense for production as well as overhaul and repair of Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter components over a five-year period. As a major supporter of the Apache helicopter program for over thirty years, PCX will manufacture new main rotorheads for the... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $176M contract for Procurement of Fuel Systems for Apache AH-64

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $176M contract for Procurement of Fuel Systems for Apache AH-64

29-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded a $175,969,611 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (India, Indonesia, Qatar, and United Kingdom) contract to procure auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel systems for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Bids were solicited via... 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

PCX Aerostructures awarded $8M contract for right connecting links for the Apache AH-64 weapon system

PCX Aerostructures awarded $8M contract for right connecting links for the Apache AH-64 weapon system

15-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

PCX Aerostructures LLC,* Newington, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $7,794,600 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for right connecting links for the Apache AH-64 weapon system. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Connecticut,... Read more

First-ever helicopter-based firing of High Energy Laser

First-ever helicopter-based firing of High Energy Laser

28-Jun-2017Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully... Read more

Terma takes CH-47 and AH-64 protection systems to Paris

Terma takes CH-47 and AH-64 protection systems to Paris

15-Jun-2017Source: Terma

Terma is looking very much forward to welcoming partners and customers at our stand on Paris Air Show one of Europe’s most important well attended events within aerospace and defense”, said Jørn Henrik Levy Rasmussen, Senior Vice President, Market Development. “The air show at le Bourget enables Terma to showcase our key technologies and products... Read more

PCX Aerostructures awarded $67M contract for Right Connecting Links for Apache AH-64

PCX Aerostructures awarded $67M contract for Right Connecting Links for Apache AH-64

12-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

PCX Aerostructures LLC,* Newington, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $66,666,215 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for right connecting links for the Apache AH-64 weapon system. This is a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Connecticut,... Read more

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

12-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $7,734,253 modification (P00205) to contract W58RZG-13-C-0042 for aircraft maintenance services to the numerous aviation major weapon systems and platforms, including AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58. Work will be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018. Fiscal 2017 operations and... Read more

31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

31-May-2017

Emergency landing in a field of crop. No apparent damage from photos in press.  Quote > Instruments indicated that the hydraulics powering the flight control system had a loss in pressure, prompting a “land-as-soon-as-possible condition”... 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

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

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

6-Oct-2016Source: Lockheed Martin

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

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

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

2-Dec-2015

Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-2015

US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board.  Post crash fire.  Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses.  The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.... 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

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-2015

Emergency landing on sports field after suspected fire.  No injuries or damage.  Helicopter operating from Fort Campbell... 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

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