The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $191,858,915 cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for post-production support services and warehouse management services for the United Kingdom AH-64E Apache helicopter fleet of 50 aircraft and three Longbow crew trainers. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales (United Kingdom) funds in the amount of $191,858,915 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The British Army operates the AgustaWestland Apache attack helicopter, a license-built version of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow. The helicopter was initially designated WAH-64 by Westland Helicopters and was later given the designation Apache AH Mk 1 (also Apache AH1) by the UK Ministry of Defence. In August 2015, the U.S. State Department approved the UK’s request to remanufacture its fleet of 50 Apache AH1 helicopters into the AH-64E Äpache “Guardian” standard. An initial contract, worth $488.1 million, for the re-manufacturing of 38 British Army AH-64s into the AH-64E standard was awarded to Boeing in May 2017. A further contract for the remaining helicopters was announced in December 2019.