UAE places a $3.5bn order for 37 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

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UAE places a $3.5bn order for 37 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for 37 Apache AH-64E Helicopters and services, as well as related equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on December 7, 2016.
UAE places a 5bn rder for 37 AH 64E Apache attack helicopters 640 001A US Army's AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 28 AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters; nine new AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters; 76 T700-GE-701D Engines (56 remanufactured, 18 new, 2 spares); 39 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (28 remanufactured, 9 new, 2 spares); 32 remanufactured AN/APR-48B Modernized – Radar Frequency Interferometers 46 AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (31 remanufactured, 9 new, 6 spares); 88 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (72 new, 16 spares); 44 Manned-Unmanned Teaming-International (MUMTi) systems (28 remanufactured, 9 new, 7 spares); and 15 new MUMTi System Upper Receivers. This request also includes training devices, helmets, simulators, generators, transportation, wheeled vehicles and organization equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. Total estimated program cost is $3.5 billion.

"The proposed sale will improve the UAE’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure. The UAE will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense," the DSCA said.

"The prime contractor will be Boeing in Mesa, AZ and Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL. Offsets are a requirement of doing business in UAE; however offsets are negotiated directly between the Original Equipment Manufactures or other vendors and the UAE government and details are not known at this time," the Agency added.