Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $12.9m domestic and Foreign Military Sales (for the United Kingdom) contract for refurbishment support services for the Apache attack helicopter.
The US State Department say that bids were solicited via the internet with one received.
“Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-19-F-0466).”
The US Army is the primary operator of the AH-64. It has also become the primary attack helicopter of multiple nations, including Greece, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. It has been built under license in the United Kingdom as the AgustaWestland Apache.
American AH-64s have served in conflicts in Panama, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Israel used the Apache in its military conflicts in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. B
British and Dutch Apaches have seen deployments in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.