The Indonesian Army has taken delivery of the first batch of three AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from the USA.
On December 18, the Indonesian Army has received three new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters that were first approved by the US State Department in late 2015.
In January 2015 the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Boeing a USD295.9 million contract to supply Indonesia with eight AH-64E Apache gunships.
According to the quwa.org, the AH-64E is the latest variant of the Apache, a heavyweight attack helicopter platform capable of anti-armour and anti-infantry operations. It is the mainstay attack helicopter of the U.S. Army as well as the U.K., Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Israel and others.
Jakarta formally inked the deal when the U.S. Defense Department issued a $296 million order to Boeing manufacture the helicopters. Indonesia, along with Qatar and India, is among the Apache Guardian’s new customers with orders on Boeing’s current orderbook.