$67.6M to Convert US and Foreign AH-64s to AH-64D Apache Longbows
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. in Mesa, AZ received a $67.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for remanufacturing of AH-64A Apache attack helicopters and Foreign Military Sales AH-64As to upgraded AH-64D Apache Longbow specifications. Work will be performed in Mesa, AZ and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 15, 2005 by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL (W58RGZ-06-C-0093).
Apache helicopter variants are in service with the US Army
- , Britain*, Egypt*, Greece, Holland*, Israel*, Japan*, Kuwait*, Saudi Arabia, Singapore*, South Korea*, and the UAE. Countries with asterisks have militaries that include AH-64D Longbows. While the DefenseLINK bulletin did not specify the FMS clients involved, countries involved in Longbow upgrade/remanufacture programs include the USA, Israel, South Korea, and the UAE (since this post was published, Greece and Saudia Arabia also have AH-64D upgrade programs).