Apache Longbow Support Contract

Apache Helicopter

The MoD (via Agusta Westland) has awarded a $96m contract to Longbow International for the support of the Apache AH Mk1 fire control radars out to 2019 i.e. 5 years.

Apache Helicopter
An Apache helicopter from 4 Regiment, 656 Squadron Army Air Corps, during live firing training at Otterburn Ranges in Northumberland. Photographer: Peter Davies from www.defenceimages.mod.uk

$20m per year, or £12m.

Not cheap are they?

News out yesterday also mentions the possibility of the UK scrapping the AH.1 and buying in new Apache AH-64E’s to replace some of them.

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