BOEING to update critical safety items for AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

Boeing won an $11.3 million contract modification to update critical safety items for the Apache attack helicopter (AH-64E). The Apache attack helicopter was developed by McDonnell Douglas, which is now Boeing, for the US armed forces.

It entered service with the US Army in 1984. The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-delivery platform.

With a tandem-seated crew consisting of the pilot, located in the rear cockpit position and the co-pilot gunner (CPG), located in the front position. Work will take place in Mesa, Arizona. Estimated completion is December 31, 2014.