Boeing received a contract to produce the first AH-64E Apache helicopters for the US Army and allies. The company will supply them together with anti-tank missiles.
What is known
The American manufacturer received a contract for 184 helicopters. The amount amounted to $1.9 billion and may increase to $3.8 billion. The agreement provides for the production of the first AH-64E Apache helicopters for Australia.
In 2021, the US Department of State approved the sale of 29 helicopters for the Australian Army in the amount of $3.5 billion. The US Army will receive 115 units of AH-64E Apache with the ability to activate an option to purchase another 15 helicopters.
Since 1984, the US Army and allies have received more than 2,500 copies of the AH-64E Apache. The new contract involves the delivery of attack helicopters along with AGM-114R Hellfire and APKWS-GS anti-tank missiles.