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​Boeing wins major Apache Guardian FMS order for Morocco

26th June 2020 - 11:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Morocco will become the 17th country to acquire the Boeing AH-64 Apache, under a $439.18 million FMS contract for 24 AH-64E helicopters.

Boeing expects deliveries to begin in 2024. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of 1 March 2025.

The AH-64E Guardian includes numerous enhancements: improved digital connectivity; the Joint Tactical Radio System; more powerful engines; an enhanced transmission; capability to control UAVs; new composite rotor blades; full IFR capability; and improved landing gear, cruise speed, climb rate and payload capability. 

‘In addition to classifying ground and air targets, the Fire Control Radar has been updated to operate in a maritime environment,’ Boeing noted in a 25 June statement.

The company has delivered nearly 2,500 Apache helicopters to 16 nations to date, notably Greece, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UK and the US.

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