Boeing, Lockheed Bag 36 Apache Helicopters Deal with Morocco worth $4.25B

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Boeing, Lockheed Bag 36 Apache Helicopters Deal with Morocco worth $4.25B
AH-64 Apache gunship (image: US Army)

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 AH-64E Apache armed attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.

The helicopters will come armed with Hellfire and AIM-92H Stinger missiles besides Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS).

The prime contractors involved in this program will be Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ and Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019.

The Government of Morocco has requested a possible sale of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters (24 new, 12 optional); 79 T700-GE-701D engines (72 installed, 6 spares); 36 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (M-TADS/PNVS); 18 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars (FCR) with Radar Electronic Units (REU); 18 AN/APR-48B Modernized - Radar Frequency Interferometers (MRFI).

Included are 551 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles (441 new, 110 optional); 60 AGM-114L Hellfire missiles; 72 M36E9 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); 588 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) kits (478 installed, 110 optional); 78 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGIs) (72 installed, 6 spares); 39 AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) (36 installed, 3 spares); and 200 AIM-92H Stinger missiles.

Boeing, Lockheed Bag 36 Apache Helicopters Deal with Morocco worth $4.25B
AH-64 Apache gunship (image: US Army)

Also included are twenty-one (21) Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-2) video receivers (18 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-2) air-air-ground kits (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar signal detecting sets (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/AVR-2B laser detecting sets (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/APX-123 or AN/APX-123A common transponders (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) IDM-401 Improved Data Modems (36 new, 3 spares); six (6) Link-16 terminals;.

thirty-nine (39) Improved Countermeasure Dispensing System (ICMD) (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/ARN-149 (V)3 automatic direction finders (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) Doppler ASN-157 Doppler radar velocity sensors (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/APN-209 radar altimeters (36 installed, 3 spares); thirty-nine (39) AN/ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) sets (36 installed, 3 spares); four (4) TACAN ground stations; thirty-six (36) Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range/Instrument Landing Systems (VOR/ILS) (36 installed, 3 new); twelve (12) AN/PYQ-10(C) simple key loader (12 new).

Morocco will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and provide close air support to its forces. 

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