Boeing’s Mesa Site Commences Production of 24 AH-64E Apache Copters Destined for Morocco
Boeing’s Mesa, Arizona manufacturing facility has initiated the production of 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters destined for the Kingdom of Morocco. The announcement, made on Monday, comes as part of a contract with the U.S. Army through the Foreign Military Sales program, marking Morocco as the 17th country to acquire this advanced apparatus.
Christina Upah, Vice President of Attack Helicopter Programs and Senior Boeing Mesa Site Executive, highlighted the strategic importance of this collaboration, stating, “By acquiring the Apache, Morocco will receive the world’s most advanced, proven attack helicopter that will enhance their defense forces for years to come.”
She expressed pride in Boeing’s enduring partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco, which spans decades and has now evolved to include this cutting-edge model.
Boeing is set to deliver the helicopters to Morocco starting in 2024, which will likely be significant asset for global defense forces.
Morocco’s new Apaches will be equipped with Lockheed Martin AGM-114L/R Hellfire missiles, BAE Systems APKWS laser-guided rocket kits, and over 5,000 70 mm rockets, along with Raytheon AIM-92H Stinger missiles. They will also sport defensive countermeasures and MUMT-2 equipment for on-board UAV control.
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