The US Army on 20 August awarded Boeing a contract worth approximately USD155 million to procure nine new-build AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters.
Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of 31 December 2022, according to a Pentagon statement. Boeing spokesperson Carole Thompson said on 22 August that this award is an option being exercised from a 2017 multi-year contract. That deal, awarded in March 2017, was a five-year, USD3.4 billion base deal to provide at least 244 aircraft. The total number of Apaches to be purchased for both the US Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) partners under the deal could be as many as 450 aircraft.
No one at US Army Contracting Command, the contracting agency, answered phone calls or returned emails about this contract award prior to publication.
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