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Morocco confirms order for 24 Apache helicopters

Posted 26 June 2020 · Add Comment

Morocco has confirmed an order for 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters making the North African country the 17th nation to operate the type. The deal is valued at $4.25 billion.

 

The AH-64 set for Morocco. IMAGE: Boeing Defense

The US State department had given approval under US government’s Foreign Military Sales back in November and opened the way for negotiation to begin with manufacturer Boeing and processed via a contract with the US Army.
Deliveries will begin in 2024. There is an option for Morocco to order 12 additional AH-64Es.
“This is another step forward in our long partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco,” says Jeff Shockey of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “Worldwide demand for the Apache is growing and we are proud to provide this best-in-class capability to Morocco.”
The AH-64E Apache is the latest configuration of the attack helicopter. It is designed and equipped with an open systems architecture including the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapon systems. It has an improved Modernized Target Acquisition Designation System that provides day, night and all-weather target information, as well as night vision navigation capability. In addition to classifying ground and air targets, the Fire Control Radar has been updated to operate in a maritime environment.
Boeing’s partnership with Morocco spans decades. The company is committed to developing Morocco’s supply chain and future workforce. Boeing is a partner of the MATIS Aerospace joint venture, which produces airplane wire bundles and harnesses. In 2016, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom to create an ecosystem of aircraft equipment suppliers. Boeing also supports the country's future workforce through partnerships with Education for Employment (EFE) Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.
 

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