27 Jan '15, 12pm

#Boeing awarded Indonesian AH-64E contract #Indonesia

#Boeing awarded Indonesian AH-64E contract #Indonesia

Boeing has been awarded a USD295.8 million firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for eight AH64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for Indonesia, the Department of Defence (DoD) disclosed on 27 January. The contract will be complete by 28 February 2018. When the deal was first announced by the US government in August 2013 the value was estimated to be USD500 million, suggesting that follow-on contracts for equipment and weapons will follow shortly. Indonesian army chief of staff General Budiman previously told reporters that the Apaches will be deployed to a number of bases, including the Berau installation in East Kalimantan. ANALYSIS The announcement that a contract has been awarded brings to an end a process that first began in late 2011. At that time, Indonesia said it was looking to acquire surplus AH-64D Apache Longbows from European stocks to augment its...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/48321/boeing-awarded-indones...

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