Moroccan Order for 24 AH-64E Apaches

Above: An Indonesian Army/11th Squadron AH-64E Apache participating in the Garuda Shield 19 join live fire exercise with the US on August 24, 2019.  Morocco has become a new customer for the AH-64E with an order for 24 and is the 17th country to acquire the Apache.  US Army/Major Leah Ganoni

BOEING HAS been awarded a production contract for 24 new-built AH-64E Apaches for Morocco.  The $439,179,677 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, awarded to the company today, June 25, by US Army Contracting Command, is a modification to a previous contract and also includes Longbow crew trainers.  Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024 and the estimated completion date is March 1, 2025.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) had announced on November 20, 2019, that US State Department approval had been granted for the FMS sale of 36 AH-64Es to Morocco and Congress had been notified of the potential sale the previous day.  The DSCA stated that the deal, which comprises a firm order for 24, with options on the remaining 12, is worth an estimated $4.25 billion including all related equipment, assuming all options are taken up.