Morocco buys 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US

by Admin | Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 | 51 views

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 piece AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019.

The Government of Morocco has requested a possible sale of 36 piece AH-64E Apache attack helicopters (24 new, 12 optional), engines, Target Acquisition and Designation Sight, radars, 551 piece AGM-114R Hellfire missiles (441 new, 110 optional), sixty AGM-114L Hellfire missiles, 72 piece M36E9 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles, APKWS kits, 200 piece AIM-92H Stinger missiles, M230E1 + M139 AWS automatic gun, M261 rocket launchers (72 new, 9 spares), 78 piece M299 missile launchers (72 new, 6 spares), 5,216 piece 2.75-inch rockets (3,896 new, 1,320 optional), 93,000 piece 30mm rounds (65,500 new, 27,500 optional), secure voice radios, training devices, communication systems, helmets, simulators and personnel training and training equipmen.

The estimated cost is $4.25 billion.

“The proposed sale will improve Morocco’s capability to meet current and future threats, and will enhance interoperability with U.S. forces and other allied forces. Morocco will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and provide close air support to its forces. Morocco will have no difficulty absorbing the Apache aircraft into its armed forces’ – said US Department.

The prime contractors involved in this program will be Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin.

Like it? Share it!