A new engine for the CH-47 Chinook will significantly increase the capabilities of the helicopter, allowing it to meet future operational needs head on.
Boeing gains Apache Guardian contract modification
The US DoD announced on 17 June that Boeing has been awarded a $32.58 million contract modification to ‘incorporate a directed change order’ for the remanufacture of 12 AH-64E Apache Guardian aircraft and ‘six-part numbers for the tail rotor blades’.
Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of 1 October 2024, the DoD added.
US Army Contracting Command issued the original Lot 7 production contract for AH-64E in March 2016.
The FY2022 budget request from the DoD includes $696 million for advance procurement and full-rate production of AH-64E Apache Block IIIA remanufactured helicopters, plus $118 million for other Apache modifications.
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