Kuwait Runs Apache Longbow Contract to $262.2 M
Yesterday, DID covered an offer by the Kuwaiti government to purchase up to $295 million in support for the nation’s 40 F/A-18C&D fighters. Now Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. in Mesa, AZ has received a $27 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for training device suites for the Government of Kuwait.
Previous awards under this contract included:
- A $212.8 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for the 16 AH-64D Apache Longbow aircraft on Oct. 2/03; and
- A $22.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the first four Longbows necessary to support the government of Kuwait’s aircraft collective training module on Dec 18/02.
This brings total awards under this contract to $262.2 million. Note that Kuwait recently accepted its first AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter for flight tests, with pilot training to follow later this year.
Work will be performed in St. Louis, MO (80%), and Mesa, AZ (20%), and is expected to be complete by April 15, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on April 24, 2004 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, on behalf of the government of Kuwait (DAAH23-03-C-0028).