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Boeing has won more nearly $18 million to provide the United Arab Emirates - one of the most repressive governments in the world. The Gulf dictatorship brutally cracks down on internal dissent and enables abusive conditions for its massive migrant labor force. It also plays a key role in the bloody war in Yemen, running a network of torture prisons in the “liberated” parts of the country - with engineering and logistics services for its AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters, according to the Pentagon.
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Boeing has won more nearly $18 million to provide the United Arab Emirates with engineering and logistics services for its AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.
"The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $17,960,940 modification to a Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) post-production support services and performance based logistics in support of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces Longbow Apache program for a total of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters," the release said on Monday.The Apache Longbow carries a 30mm single-barrel automatic cannon under the front portion of its fuselage which fires 625 high-explosive rounds a minute with a capacity of 1,200 rounds, according to published reports. It can carry as many as 16 Hell-Fire missiles for anti-armor missions.