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Quad A 2017: AH-64E becomes army’s guardian

19th April 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Jim Dorschner in Washington DC

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The US Army is well on its way in fielding new-build versions of the latest iterations of its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

In April 2016, Boeing concluded a contract with the US Army to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the latest, more capable AH-64E Guardian standard at its Mesa production centre, along with acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares. Total contract value is about $1.5 billion.

Overall, the army plans to acquire 690 AH-64E Apaches, 290 of which are now under contract.

In January, Boeing officials confirmed that the company had already delivered 15 new-build and 155

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Jim Dorschner is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with 24 years service roughly split …

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