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Boeing awarded $321M contract for Apache development

Boeing awarded $321M contract for Apache development

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 »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2j6bv2/the_global) has announced the addition of the “The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs: Market Profile” report to their offering. This report provides information on major programs planned in the global Military Rotorcraft market. It provides details on top programs in each segment expected to be executed during the forecast… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 09-Apr-15

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

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 »

Source: Raytheon, 01-Apr-15

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

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

Source: US Army, 25-Mar-15

Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

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 »

Source: Boeing, 20-Mar-15

17-Mar-15 Q-15 Boeing AH-64D Gao, Mali (2F)

Captain Rene Zeetsen, 30, was killed in the crash and First Lieutenant Ernst Mollinger, 26, died later in a field hospital

17-Mar-15

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

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

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

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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

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

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

Source: The Times of India, 16-Feb-15

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Feb-15

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Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

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 »

Source: Butler, 11-Feb-15

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 09-Dec-14

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 08-Dec-14

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First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

First female Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot

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 »

Source: USMC, 25-Nov-14

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Has Israel cancelled its V-22 order?

Has Israel cancelled its V-22 order?

Israel has canceled a multi-million-dollar purchase of an advanced U.S. aircraft. See Full Story

Source: World Tribune, 06-Nov-14

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06-Nov-14 Boeing AH-64 Boise, US-Idaho (2F)

Crashed on night training mission.  The two pilos were named as Chief Warrant Officers Stien P. Gearhart, 50, of Meridian and Jon L. Hartway, 43, of Kun

06-Nov-14

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Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier Impresa

Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier 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 »

Source: Impresa, 22-Oct-14

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GAR Electroforming to open third Danbury location thanks to Bell contract

GAR Electroforming to open third Danbury location thanks to Bell contract

An increased demand for its products, including an exclusive contract from Bell Helicopter, has prompted GAR Electroforming to open its third facility in the city. See Full Story

Source: Newstimes, 21-Oct-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 14-Oct-14

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Exova supports Boeing Apache programme

Exova supports Boeing Apache programme

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 »

Source: Exova, 08-Oct-14

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Alliant Techsystems awarded $36M for Apache guns and parts

Alliant Techsystems awarded $36M for Apache guns and parts

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 »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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

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

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

Source: US DoD, 15-Sep-14

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Boeing to Highlight Combat Helicopters at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

Boeing to Highlight Combat Helicopters at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

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 »

Source: Boeing, 01-Sep-14

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

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

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

Source: Reuters, 20-Aug-14

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Communications & Power Industries Awarded $6M To Support Apache

Communications & Power Industries Awarded $6M To Support Apache

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 »

Source: CPI International, 01-Aug-14

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Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-14

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26-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Molinelli, US-Alabama

Night training flight

26-Jun-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Boeing, 24-Jun-14

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19-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Leray, US-New York

Tenth Combat Aviation officials say the pilots were conducting a maintenance test flight over Jefferson County  when an emergency light came on in the cockpit.

19-Jun-14

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MCR Federal wins $14.1M Apache airworthiness contract

MCR Federal wins $14.1M Apache airworthiness contract

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 »

Source: MCR Federal, 18-Jun-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-May-14

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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

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 »

Source: L-3 Wescam, 06-May-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Raytheon, 05-May-14

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Arizona National Guard fights back on proposed Apache reduction

Arizona National Guard fights back on proposed Apache reduction

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 »

Source: Arizona National Guard, 28-Apr-14

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

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

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

Source: US DoD, 27-Apr-14

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25-Apr-14 808 Boeing AH-64E Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Crashed into residential area on a training flight.  Very heavily damaged – images

25-Apr-14

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Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-14

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07-Apr-14 ZJ187 Boeing AH-64D Maryculter, UK

Emergency field landing due to mechanical issue, no apparent damage.

07-Apr-14

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L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $24,728,566 modification (P00020) to contract W912NW-11-F-0101 for labor skilled in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the CH-47, UH-60, UH-1, AH-1, AH-64 and OH-58 aircraft and aircraft components. Performance on other aircraft types will be mainly limited to crash damaged repair and some modernization. Fiscal 2014… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-14

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

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

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

Source: Reuters, 28-Mar-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-14

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 05-Mar-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Feb-14

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

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

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

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Feb-14

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Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 12-Feb-14

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Lockheed Martin receives $60M support contract for UK Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

Lockheed Martin receives $60M support contract for UK Apache Targeting and Pilotage System

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $60 million sustainment and support contract from AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the U.K.’s Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. The contract includes in-country repairs, spares and technical services, as well as integrated logistics, engineering and depot repair support. The effort is part of the overall Integrated… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-Feb-14

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AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

AgustaWestland awarded UK Merlin and Apache contracts worth £760 Million

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 »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Jan-14

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Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jan-14

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29-Jan-14 Boeing AH-64 Richland, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter calling emergency with one engine shut down and 2 POB.  Cambria County Airport area.  Safe night landing

29-Jan-14

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

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

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

Source: DSCA, 28-Jan-14

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

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

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

Source: DSCA, 28-Jan-14

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CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

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 »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jan-14

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Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

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

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 21-Jan-14

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Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

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 »

Source: Royal Household, 20-Jan-14

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Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

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

Source: Inside Defense, 15-Jan-14

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-13

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Dec-13

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

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

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 »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 05-Dec-13

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

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

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

Source: US Army, 28-Nov-13

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

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

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 »

Source: FBI, 19-Nov-13

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Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

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

Source: Hispanic Business, 29-Oct-13

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ATEC Successfully Completes Testing of First HPW3000 Engine

ATEC Successfully Completes Testing of First HPW3000 Engine

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company, LLC (ATEC), a Honeywell HON +0.25% and Pratt & Whitney UTX -0.11% joint venture, has successfully completed testing of its first HPW3000 engine, which is being offered as a solution for the U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The goal of ITEP is to develop and qualify an advanced 3000 horsepower turboshaft engine, primarily for… Read more »

Source: ATEC, 22-Oct-13

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21-Oct-13 MD Helicopters AH-64D Anthony Gap, US-New Mexico

Precautionary landing beside road after warning light illumination.  Helicopter required maintenance support before being flown out

21-Oct-13

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-13

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Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

Turbomeca to support the UK military RTM322 engines

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 »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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

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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-13

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Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

Longbow LLC receives $51M contract for Korean Apache radar

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

Source: Longbow LLC, 12-Sep-13

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UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

Work will be carried out at 4 bases where the Apaches and Merlins operate – RAF Benson, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Army Air Corps airfields at Wattisham and Middle Wallop and at Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca sites in the UK and France. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:  “This contract will… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 12-Sep-13

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Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Apache Longbow crew trainers

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 »

Source: US DoD, 10-Sep-13

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US Army selects ViaSat small tactical terminals for Apache

US Army selects ViaSat small tactical terminals for Apache

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 »

Source: ViaSat, 03-Sep-13

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Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

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 »

Source: Boeing, 03-Sep-13

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

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

Source: US DoD, 01-Sep-13

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

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

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

Source: US DoD, 26-Aug-13

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

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

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 19-Aug-13

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