Qatar to receive 24 AH-64E Apaches attack helicopters by 2020

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The US Department of Defense approved contract the order of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters  for  Qatar.

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $667,522,500 undefinitized fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales contract (Qatar) for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters, 1 Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment, and Thales radios.

The AH-64 Apache is a multirole combat helicopter with integrated avionics and weapons, as well as advanced digital communications to enable real-time, secure transfer of battlefield information to air and ground forces.

The E-model Apache Guardian features enhanced performance, joint digital operability, improved survivability and cognitive decision aiding, and reduced operating and support costs, Boeing officials say. The AH-64E Apache, is being delivered to the U.S. Army and has been selected by several international defense forces.

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