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Saudi Arabia to modify 24 Apache Helicopters

Boeing has been awarded a $143.4 million contract to provide unique Block II and III modifications to AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for the Saudi Arabia National Guard, according to Defenseworld.net.

It added that work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 1, 2022.

The contract covers 24 of the Apaches, with $3.9 million in foreign military sales funding obligated at the time of the award.

The work will be conducted at the Boeing facility in Mesa, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by April 2022.

The Apache is the primary attack helicopter of the U.S. Army.  The report said that Saudi Arabian National Guard is one of the biggest customers of the AH-64E Apache helicopters and it is planning for a total chopper fleet of some 150 helicopters.

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