Wed, Mar 07, 2007
AH-64Ds Part Of 2002 Procurement Deal
Representatives with Boeing tell ANN
six AH-64D Apache Longbow multi-role combat helicopters made their
debut in Kuwait this week, during a rollout ceremony. The US Army
delivered the aircraft to the Kuwait air force over the past
several months through a foreign military sales contract.
The helicopters are part of a 16-aircraft order signed in 2002
between Kuwait's Ministry of Defense and the US Department of
Defense. The delivery schedules for the remaining 10 aircraft and
contract details have not been announced.
Boeing says Kuwait is the seventh international defense force to
select the AH-64D, and the 11th Apache customer worldwide.
"Delivery of these Apache Longbow aircraft on schedule for the
Kuwaiti air force reinforces our 'promises made, promises kept'
commitment to our customers and further strengthens the long-term
customer relationships we have in this region," said Tommy Filler,
director of Boeing International Apache Programs. "Boeing remains
committed to sustaining the advanced capabilities of the Apache
Longbow and ensuring that our Kuwaiti customer has the support
needed to effectively operate and maintain this important
Built by Boeing in Mesa, AZ, the AH-64D Apache Longbow features
fully integrated avionics and weapons, plus a state-of-the-art
modem that transmits real-time, secure, digitized battlefield
information to air and ground forces. The Apache Longbow has the
ability to rapidly detect, classify, prioritize and engage
stationary or moving enemy targets at standoff ranges in nearly all
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