Morocco to buy 36 Apache

Morocco to buy 36 Apache 21 November, 2019

Morocco has been cleared to buy up to 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for an estimated value of USD 4.25 billion.

US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019.

The Government of Morocco has requested a possible sale of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters (24 new, 12 optional); 79 T700-GE-701D engines (72 installed, 6 spares. The equipment listed in the DSCA notification is includes Lockheed Martin AGM-114L/R Hellfire air-to-surface missiles; BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket kits and over 5,000 70 mm rockets; and Raytheon AIM-92H Stinger air-to-air missiles. Defensive countermeasures will also be provided for the helicopters, as will Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-2) equipment for the on-board control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF), operates 24 Aerospatiale SA342L Gazelle helicopters for light attack missions.

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