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AH-64E Apache set for record production rates

7th December 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Mesa, Arizona


The AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter is being tipped to reach 'historically high' production figures of up to 100 aircraft a year by 2021.

More encouragingly for manufacturer Boeing, that projection was based on a 'ramping up' of international orders, Steve Wade, the company's Vice President of Attack Helicopter Programs, told journalists at the Apache production lot in Mesa, Arizona.

Current production levels of the AH-64E stand at 70 a year but the plan for expansion stems from the company’s healthy international customer portfolio for the Apache family, which now includes 15 existing customers and a further ten customers interested in the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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