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MSPO 2022: Poland surprises with size of Apache request

12th September 2022 - 15:15 GMT | by Grzegorz Sobczak in Warsaw

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AH-64E Apache Guardian was on display at MSPO 2022. (Photo: Grzegorz Sobczak)

Poland aims to order three times as many AH-64E attack helicopters as previously expected.

Polish defence minister Mariusz Błaszczak has revealed that a Letter of Request has been sent to the US government for 96 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from Boeing, as a solution to requirements in the Kruk programme.

Błaszczak announced the news after a meeting with his US counterpart Lloyd Austin III during an 8 September visit to Ramstein AFB in Germany, where he attended a meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group.

Shephard Defence Insight values the 96-helicopter procurement programme at $3.3 billion.

While the selection of Apache for Kruk is not surprising, as Boeing’s proposal has long been

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Grzegorz Sobczak is based in Warsaw, Poland.

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