Morocco Likely To Buy 24 AH-Apache Gunships for $1.5B

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Morocco Likely To Buy 24 AH-Apache Gunships for $1.5B
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Morocco could strike a $1.5 billion deal with the United States for 24 units of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, American media have reported.

In addition, the country also acquired 25 new Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 72 jets for $3.8 billion, and requested the US to upgrade its existing fleet of 23 F‑16s to the F‑16V Block 52+ configuration, estimated at $985.2 million earlier this year.

The US State Department also cleared a $240 million contract to sustain and support the north African nation’s F-16s last month. Other purchases include 162 new M1A1 tanks, 300 TOW missile launchers with 1800 missiles at $180 Million, and significant interest in purchasing High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), PATRIOT Air Defense systems, and G550 reconnaissance aircraft.

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