Boeing To Modify 24 Saudi Arabian Apache Helicopters

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  • 08:43 AM, May 4, 2017
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Boeing To Modify 24 Saudi Arabian Apache Helicopters
Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter: Image Boeing

Boeing has been awarded a $143.5 million contract for a directed change for the Saudi Arabia National Guard II and III unique modifications to 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 1, 2022.

Earlier in March this year,  $3.3 billion, multi-year contract to build Apache attack helicopers for Saudi Arabia.

The contract features work on "Apache attack helicopter multi-year lots 7-11, AH-64E full-rate production of re-manufactured aircraft and new build aircraft, re-Tmanufacture and new build Longbow crew trainers, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, integrated logistics support, and engineering technical services," according to a March 15 Defense Department statement.

The Saudi Arabian National Guard is one of the biggest customers of the AH-64E Apache helicopters with12 AH-64Es, 24 UH-60Ms and 12 AH-6is. It is planning for a total chopper fleet of some 150 helicopters.

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