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.
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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.
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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.