Thursday, August 27, 2015

UK to upgrade Army Apache attack helicopters

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United States has a approved a Foreign Military Sale of equipments worth $3 billion to upgrade British Army Apache attack helicopters to the latest standard.

United Kingdom will upgrade 50 of its WAH-64 Mk 1 Attack Helicopters to the latest AH-64E Apache Guardian variant.

UK has requested 110 General Electric T-700-GE-701D turboshaft engines (100 installed and 10 spares), the refurbishment of 53 AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sights (M-TADS) (50 installed and 3 spares), the refurbishment of 53 AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (PNVS) (50 installed and 3 spares), the refurbishment of 52 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars (FCR) (50 installed and 2 spares) with 55 Radar Electronics Units (Longbow Component) (50 installed and 5 spares), 52 AN/APR-48B Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometers (50 installed and 2 spares), 60 AAR-57(V) 3/5 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) with 5th Sensor and Improved Countermeasure Dispenser (50 installed and 10 spares), 120 Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with Inertial Navigation (100 installed and 20 spares) and 300 Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets.

Also included are AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Sets, AN/APR-39D(V)2 Radar Signal Detecting Sets, Integrated Helmet and Display Sight Systems (IHDSS-21), Manned-Unmanned Teaming International (MUMT-I), KOR-24A Link 16 terminals, M206 infrared countermeasure flares, M211 and M212 Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Munitions (AIRCMM) flares, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders, ammunition, communication equipment, tools and test equipment, training devices, simulators, generators, transportation, wheeled vehicles, organizational equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support..

The prime contractors will be The Boeing Company in Mesa, Arizona; Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida; General Electric Company in Cincinnati, Ohio; Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training in Owego, New York; and Longbow Limited Liability Corporation in Orlando, Florida.

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