Qatar receives first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter

The first of 24 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters were delivered to Qatar at a ceremony held on Friday, March 15 at Boeing’s facilities at Mesa, Arizona.

The ceremony was attended by Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah.

The contract for the construction of these helicopters and the training of 70 pilots and 100 engineers was signed in July 2014. Two years later, Qatar signed another contract to order an additional 24 AH-64E Apache Guardian which has not yet been implemented.