Sunday, November 15, 2020

Boeing nabs $24 million for AH-64D/E Apache support

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has been contracted for logistics support for the AH-64D/E Apache attack helicopter, according to a press release issued by U.S. Department of Defense.

The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, was worth almost $24,1 million and covered work in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2025.

Also noted that the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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The U.S. Army website said that Apache AH-64D/E is an attack helicopter that is capable of destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions.

The current Army Aviation fleet contains both AH-64D Longbow Apaches and AH-64E models. The Apache is fielded to both Active Army and Army National Guard armed reconnaissance battalions and cavalry units. The aircraft is designed to support Brigade Combat Teams across the full spectrum of warfare.

The Apache is a twin-engine, four-blade tandem-seat attack helicopter equipped with an M230 30-mm cannon, Hydra-70 2.75-inch rockets, and HELLFIRE missiles (both laser-guided and radio frequency).

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