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Qatar Received First AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters

Qatar Received First AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters 15 March, 2019

Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) received first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters ordered from the U.S.

Qatar deputy PM who is Minister of State for Defence Affaires attended the ceremony of the first delivery of AH-64E Guardian helicopters to QWEAF.

The deliveries of the helicopters will be completed by the end of May 2020.

The new helicopters will allow the Qatari Armed Forces (QAF) to replace its aging airframes (SA342 Gazelle scout helicopter) with multi-mission attack helicopters.

The U.S. State Department had approved the sale of 24 AH-64D Apache Block III (now called AH-64E Apache Guardian) Longbow attack helicopters on July 12, 2012 through Foreign Military Sale (FMS) route. Qatar placed the $667.5 million order for the helicopters in 2016.

Qatar Received First AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters

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