Apache AH-64 Helicopters:Written question - 3570

Q
(North Durham)
Asked on: 06 July 2017
Ministry of Defence
Apache AH-64 Helicopters
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects his Department to complete the order for all 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 11 July 2017

The Ministry of Defence is buying 50 Apache AH-64E helicopters from the US Government under a Foreign Military Sales arrangement. The US has ordered the first 38 of the UK helicopters as part of its own larger purchase, under a multi-year contract with Boeing. This ensures we can take advantage of economies of scale and secure best value for the UK taxpayer, while procuring a vital capability for the UK. We expect the remaining 12 helicopters to be incorporated within the contract by the end of the year.

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