The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of 28 AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters and 9 new AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters estimated $3.5 billion to the United Arab Emirate.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016.
In addition, the Government of UAE has also requested a possible sale of 76 T700-GE-701D Engines (56 remanufactured, 18 new, 2 spares); 39 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (28 remanufactured, 9 new, 2 spares); thirty-two (32) remanufactured AN/APR-48B Modernized – Radar Frequency Interferometers forty-six (46) AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (31 remanufactured, 9 new, 6 spares); eighty-eight (88) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (72 new, 16 spares); forty-four (44) Manned-Unmanned Teaming-International (MUMTi) systems (28 remanufactured, 9 new, 7 spares); and fifteen (15) new MUMTi System Upper Receivers, DSCA announced Thursday.
This request also includes training devices, helmets, simulators, generators, transportation, wheeled vehicles and organization equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
The prime contractor will be Boeing in Mesa, AZ and Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL.
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The US Army will continue testing of enhanced manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-TX) capabilities for its Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopter and hopes to complete them by this year. It will also carry out tests on a host of upgrades known as Version 6 for the helicopter, US Army programme manager Colonel Jeffrey Hager was quoted as saying by
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A member of the UAE royal family, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 27, was injured while four soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed while on duty in Yemens shabwa Province on August 11. Two others were also hurt when the helicopter went down the cause of which was described as mechanical failure by UAEs National newspaper
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