Boeing Awarded $80 Million to Replenish Apache’s Combat Losses

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Boeing has received delivery orders for 17 Apache attack helicopters, supplying the U.S. Army with 14 AH-64D war replacement aircraft plus additional three Apaches, requested to replenish Israel Air Force operational losses during the 2006 2nd Lebanon War. The total amount awarded by the two contracts is worth about $80 million. The announcement did not disclose the model to be supplied to Israel. The IAF lost three Apaches during the 2006 war, two were of the latest AH-64D model. Both deliveries are due to take place before the end of 2012.