Morocco becomes 17th country to purchase the helicopter after entering into agreement for 24 AH-64E Apache
Until recently, Boeing has completed the delivery of approximately 2,500 Apache to 16 countries, including the U.S.A, Netherlands, Greece, the UK, Japan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Saudi Arabistan. The deliveries to Morocco are expected to begin in 2024.
“This is another step forward in our long partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco. Worldwide demand for the Apache is growing and we are proud to provide this best-in-class capability to Morocco” said Jeff Shockey, Vixe Presindet of Global Sales and Marketing of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
AH-64E Apache is the latest configuration of attack helicopters and equipped with a state-of-the-art open system architecture covering communication, navigation, sensor and weapon systems. In addition to night vision navigation, the helicopter was designed with the systems capable of targeting and target designation during adverse weather conditions and Fire Radar Control has been upgraded to operate at sea. On top of these, the helicopter classifies ground and air-based targets.
As part of a contract of Foreign Military Sales, Boeing will produce Apache helicopters to be delivered to Morocco.
The cooperation between Boeing and Morocco spans decades. The company is committed to contributing to Morocco’s supply chain and workforce in future. In 2016, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom in order to create an ecosystem of aircraft equipment suppliers. Besides, Boeing spares no efforts to support the workforce of Morocco in future.