Military

U.S. Army Receives 502nd Boeing Co. Apache

By Staff Writer | October 5, 2007

The U.S. Army has received its 502nd Boeing Co. AH-64 Apache Longbow. The helicopter is the first under a new contract that will keep the company’s assembly line in Mesa, Ariz. up and running for the next three years.  The last Apache was delivered to the Army in July 2006. In January the Army signed a $1.15 billion order to remanufacture 96 additional Apaches. Boeing is also remanufacturing and modernizing 30 Apaches for the United Arab Emirates. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in May 2008. The next generation of the aircraft is scheduled for production beginning in 2011. The company has been upgrading the original AH-64s and providing them with advanced radar systems. The helicopter is equipped with Lockheed Martin Hellfire II laser-guided missiles. For related news

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