The U.S. Army has contracted a Boeing to support of Qatar’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Boeing Co. contracts for Maintenance Augmentation Team services for the Qatari Air Force AH-64E attack helicopters.
The contract, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is worth more than $49.2 million. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2024.
It expected that Qatar Emiri Air Force to receive the first batch of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters before the end of 2019.
According to Boeing, the AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces.
Boeing delivered the first U.S. Army Apache AH-64A in January 1984. Since then, the U.S. Army and other nations have received more than 2,200 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Boeing’s global customers for the Apache include Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates