Air Platforms

UAE to replace lost Apache

26 July 2019

One of the defence sales that the Trump administration invoked an Iran-related emergency to deliver to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) covers a single new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter, according to a notification released by the US Federal Register on 24 July.

The emergency was declared on 24 May to ensure that 22 sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Jordan did not require Congressional approval by Congress. A previously released list included “AH-64 equipment” as one of the sales to the UAE.

The 24 July Federal Register notification was actually an amendment to one released in December 2016 covering the remanufacturing of 28 of the UAE’s Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E standard and nine new AH-16Es.

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