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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boeing Hands Over First Block III AH-64D Apache to U.S. Army

U.S. Army Apache Project Manager Col. Shane Openshaw speaks during the delivery ceremony for the first AH-64D Apache Block III in Mesa, Ariz. Boeing

The U.S. Army has received its first AH-64D Apache Block III from Boeing. The company will manufacture 51 of the multi-role attack helicopters for the Army as part of a low rate initial production order. According to Boeing, the Army’s acquisition objective for the Apache Block III is currently at 690 helicopters, with global defense forces also showing interest in the helicopter.

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