Boeing has been awarded a foreign military sales contract to provide post-production support services for the Qatar Armed Forces Apache helicopter fleet.
“The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $12,850,128 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Qatar) contract for post-production support services for the Qatar Armed Forces AH-64E Apache helicopter fleet. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received,” the Department of defense announced Friday.
Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 14, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Qatar had signed a contract to buy 24 Apache armed helicopters for $667 million in 2016. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. They have four blades and are rotary-winged.
Boeing has won $49 million contract for Maintenance Augmentation Team services for the Qatari Air Force AH-64E aircraft. Work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2024, the US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
Qatar Emiri Air Force is likely to receive the first batch of Rafale fighters in February next year. “Qatar Emiri Air Force will receive the first batch of Rafale on sixth of February 2019,” according to a twitter account linked to the Qatari Emir quoted an unnamed source as saying in the official video of the Emiri Air Force Thursday
The United States has approved sale of defense articles and services in support of a Direct Commercial Sale of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Qatar for an estimated cost of $215 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday
A production line to manufacture Apache Helicopters for the Qatari Amiri Air Forces was launched Saturday in Boeings US facility in Mesa, Arizona. Qatar had signed a contract to buy 24 Apache armed helicopters for 667 million in 2016
In a sign of thawing relations between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) big brother Saudi Arabia, the former participated in a GCC Ground Forces Commanders meet held in the Saudi Capital, Riyadh earlier this week. The 18th meeting of GCC ground forces commanders ended on March 7, after running for two days at the General Secretariat headquarters in Riyadh, Qatar News Agency reported
Qatar is in talks with Russia to acquire various Russian defense equipment, including the S-400 Triumf missile air defense system. "There is a discussion for procurement of various Russian equipment but there is no understanding as of yet as to this particular equipment (S-400)
Rolls-Royce has decided to withdraw from the current competition to power Boeings proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. While we believe the platform complements Boeings existing product range, we are unable to commit to the proposed timetable to ensure we have a sufficiently mature product which supports Boeings ambition for the aircraft and satisfies our own internal requirements for technical maturity at entry into service, the company said in a statement Thursday
Boeing is awarded a $157.7 million contract to procure two operational flight trainers (OFTs), two weapons tactics trainers (WTTs); six brief/debrief stations (BDSs);, to include two OFT BDSs and two WTT BDSs for the government of United Kingdom
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