Boeing has been awarded a $185 million worth contract from the US Army for the production of an undisclosed number of Apache AH-64 attack helicopters.
“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,” the US Department of defense announced Monday.
Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.
The Apache AH-64 has been described as a flying tank. It is a helicopter designed to survive heavy attack and inflict massive damage on ground forces. The AH-64 is designed to target ground forces, day or night, even in unfavourable weather and visibility.