UAE requests Apaches from US
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested Apache AH-64E helicopters and services from the US government under the foreign military sales programme. The potential $3.5 billion request was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on 8 December.
Twenty-eight remanufactured and nine new AH-64E Apache helicopters have been requested, along with 76 T700-GE-701D engines (56 remanufactured, 18 new, two spares); 39 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 modernised pilot night vision sensors; 32 remanufactured AN/APR-48B Modernized – Radar Frequency Interferometers and 46 AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems.
Other equipment includes GPS systems, manned-unmanned teaming systems, training devices, helmets, simulator and support elements.
More from Middle East Market - Special Report
Rockwell Collins partners with Taqnia
Rockwell Collins and Taqnia Aeronautics will collaborate on military rotary and fixed wing avionics opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under an agreement announced …
Panther prowls in the Middle East
With a long history in the Middle East, Airbus Helicopters could see the newest variant of the Panther being utilised by current operators of the …
Russia moves rotary from Syrian airbase
The key T4 airbase in Syria, a perceived next target for Daesh in its operations in Syria, could be emptied of Russian aircraft and moved …
Israeli company enters DIRCM arena
Israeli company Bird Aerosystems is close to inking a deal with its first customer for a newly-developed self-protection kit that shields an aircraft from heat-seeking …
Solutions to stand the heat
Two companies that provide on board solutions for civil and military helicopters are confident that, with recent acquisitions combined with new products, the Middle East …
UAE presence expands in Africa
The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa. The new base, according to …