Morocco requests AH-64E Apaches
The government of Morocco has requested AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the US under a foreign military sale.
Morocco has requested 36 AH-64E Apaches and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.
The equipment includes T700-GE-701D engines, AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (M-TADS/PNVS); AN/APG-78 fire control radars; AN/APR-48B modernized - radar frequency interferometers; and armaments including AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, AGM-114L Hellfire missiles, and M36E9 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles.
Also included in the package are Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System kits; Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation; AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems; AIM-92H Stinger missiles; Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-2) video receivers and MUMT-2 air-air-ground kits; AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar signal detecting sets; and AN/AVR-2B laser detecting sets, among other equipment.
Morocco wants the Apaches to strengthen its homeland defence capabilities and provide close air support to its forces.
The prime contractors if the sale goes ahead will be Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
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