Boeing has won $1.9 billion to build 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army and international customers, including the first Apaches for Australia.
This $1.9 billion award brings the total current funded value of the contract to $2.1 billion, and has the potential to increase to more than $3.8 billion with future obligations.
The U.S. Army will receive 115 remanufactured Apaches, with an additional 15 Apaches to be procured as options, ensuring significant savings to taxpayers. The additional 54 aircraft will be delivered to partner nations as part of Foreign Military Sales.
Separately, a Pentagon announcement said, "The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $1,946,212,323 modification (PZ0002) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0015 for the Apache AH-64E full-rate production. Fiscal 2023 Foreign Military Sales (Australia and Egypt) funds, and fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement."
This award comes on the heels of the U.S. Army’s Apache fleet surpassing five million flight hours, a milestone proving the AH-64 is the most capable, reliable and versatile attack helicopter.
Under the first multi-year contract, signed in 2017, Boeing delivered 244 remanufactured Apaches to the Army and 24 new-build aircraft to an international customer. The AH-64E, built at the Boeing site in Mesa, Ariz., is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter in the world. There are more than 1,275 Apaches currently in operation around the world.