13 Nov '17, 10pm

Source: UAE is negotiating purchase of Apache helicopters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Emirati Air Force is expected to receive a new batch of AH-64 Apache helicopters from Boeing, an industrial source has disclosed. The official confirmed the “ongoing negotiations between the two parties,” adding that the helicopters expected to be delivered to the United Arab Emirates will include a new batch of the latest Apache AH-64E. The aircraft currently in service will be subject to a comprehensive upgrade program, in which Boeing will provide the system’s overall repair, the official added. For his part, Tommy Dunehew, vice president of global sales defense at Boeing, said that “the Apache is well-regarded in the region, as it is considered a reliable platform and utilized for its ultimate capacity.” He emphasized the Apache’s ability to carry ”multiple systems on board such as the Hellfire missile.” Boeing is showcasing a wide ran...

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