13 May 2017

Boeing Snags $488M Contract for RMO Apache A-64E Helos

Redstone unit awards $488 million to Boeing for British Apache contract
Jeff Martin  Updated
Jeff Martin, jmartin@waaytv.com 
Redstone Arsenal-based Army Contracting Command has awarded a $488 million dollar modification for work to re-manufacture British Apache attack helicopters to the newest standard
The contract was announced in an announcement from the Pentagon.
It is for work on re-manufacturing 38 Apache's to the E model standard, along with three crew trainers and assorted spares.
Work is expected to be completed by 2024. Work will be done in Mesa, Arizona. 
In 2016, the British announced that 50 of the helicopters would be rebuilt to the Apache Guardian standard, which has more powerful engines, better avionics and increased lift. Prince Harry famously flew Apaches in Afghanistan during his time as a pilot. 

Boeing Awarded $488M to Remanufacture Apache Helicopters for UK Army
Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $488.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to remanufacture 38 helicopters for the U.K. army and acquire three crew trainers along with associated spares as part of a foreign military sales agreement.
The U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday the modification covers remanufacturing of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft as well as the provision of three Longbow crew trainers to the U.K. military.
Press Operations
Release No: CR-091-17
May 11, 2017
The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $488,076,762 modification (P00007) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft, and to procure three Longbow crew trainers and associated spares. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 other funds in the amount of $488,076,762 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The Army Contracting Command obligated the full amount of the modification from fiscal 2010 “other” funds at the time of award.
Boeing will perform work in Mesa, Arizona, through May 31, 2024.
The U.K.’s ministry of defense said in July 2016 that it would buy up to 50 AH-64Es for the country’s army as well as nine P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance planes for the U.K. air force as part of two foreign military sales deals with the U.S. government worth a combined $6.2 billion.                                   

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