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Farnborough 2016: Combat to support Apache begins

11th July 2016 - 14:42 GMT | by Tony Skinner


With the UK Ministry of Defence confirming it is buying new AH-64E Apaches essentially off-the-shelf from Boeing, its domestic defence industry is now scrambling to secure work in support of the aircraft.

While the decision to purchase 50 of the latest version of the Apache under a $2.3 billion deal through the foreign military sale mechanism has been long-anticipated, it nevertheless comes as a body blow to Leonardo Helicopters (formerly known as AgustaWestland).

In announcing the procurement of the AH-64E alongside a separate deal for nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Air Force, the UK government also

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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